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UK, Germany & France call on G20 to curb tax avoidance by companies

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16 February 2013

U.K., Germany, France Urge G-20 Action on Tax Avoidance

Author: Gonzalo Vina & Rainer Buergin, Bloomberg [USA]

Britain, Germany and France called on other Group of 20 nations to curb tax avoidance by international corporations that shift profits to territories where they can pay the lowest amounts...Following the OECD’s analysis, Britain will now lead an international committee looking to rewrite transfer-pricing rules that allow companies to shift profits to lower-tax jurisdictions. Germany will take the lead on work looking at erosion of the tax base and France and the U.S. will examine ways to determine tax jurisdiction, particularly for companies involved in e-commerce...The U.K. government said this week it would bar companies with a history of breaking tax rules from winning government contracts...[Refers to Amazon, Google, Starbucks]

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Author: ComunicaRSE

…“Algunas multinacionales usan estrategias que les permiten pagar solo un 5% en el impuesto de sociedades, mientras las empresas más pequeñas están pagando hasta un 30%”, es el resultado principal del estudio encargado por el G-20 a la OCDE en 2012…La OCDE prometió elaborar un Plan de Acción para conseguir que las grandes corporaciones no eludan pagar impuestos. La evasión de impuestos de multinacionales como Google, Starbucks o Amazon fue asunto de debate del G-20 en la cumbre de Los Cabos (México) en…2012. Empresas grandes como Apple, por ejemplo, informaron pagar menos del 2% de sus beneficios en concepto de impuestos fuera de los EEUU…"Estas estrategias, aunque técnicamente son legales, erosionan la base fiscal de muchos países y amenazan la estabilidad del sistema fiscal internacional", dijo el Secretario General de la OCDE Ángel Gurría...

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24 January 2013

Tax avoidance - an introduction

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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