Lorcan Allen: Why the days of our cherished corporate tax may be numbered

As much as the prospect of a minimum global corporate tax rate causes concern, the lack of an OECD deal might lead to something far worse – a digital tax war

13th June, 2021
Lorcan Allen: Why the days of our cherished corporate tax may be numbered
Two core elements of the proposed global tax reforms are still under negotiation. The first is a minimum global rate of corporate tax; the second is a change to international rules to ensure multinationals pay a share of their corporate tax in the countries where they earn their profits. Picture: Getty

Pascal Saint-Amans is not a household name in Ireland, but he certainly could be by the end of this year.

A French national, he is the director of tax policy and administration at the OECD, the international organisation for the world’s 139 richest countries, and he is at the heart of a major reform agenda that is going to have significant consequences for the Irish economy, potentially as early as next year.

Although he...

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