Taxing the Digitalising Economy
During 2019 and 2020, governments of over 130 countries, led by the OECD and G20, are considering radical reforms to international rules that shape the taxation of multinational companies. Originally a response to the political outcry when it was reported that large companies such as Google and Facebook pay little tax in many countries in which they operate, it has become an agenda for potentially radical reform to adapt a century-old set of tools to the 21st century economy. ICTD’s work on this topic supports research and debate to help low-income countries navigate a fast-paced and technically complex agenda with a lot at stake.
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Yesterday the OECD secretariat published its proposed ‘unified approach’ to update corporate tax rules for the digital era, or at least for one of the project’s two pillars. The proposal is designed to be “the basis for a negotiation that could result in a political agreement by mid-2020.” This agreement is to be made via…
Intangible assets are more valuable than ever before. The Global Intangible Finance Tracker found that 52% of the overall enterprise value of all publicly traded companies worldwide resides in intangibles, with a total worth of US$57.3 trillion. In some sectors like cosmetics, internet and software, media, and drinks, intangibles account for 80-90% of enterprise value….
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The Institute of Development Studies asked us to reflect on the question: “What are the critical global challenges of our time?” Martin Hearson, who leads our international tax research programme, shared his thoughts: This week @IDS_UK asked us to share our thoughts on #GlobalDevTrends🌍 Our Research Fellow @martinhearson says a critical trend is the #digitalisation…
During 2019 and 2020, governments of over 130 countries, led by the OECD and G20, are considering radical reforms to international rules that shape the taxation of multinational companies. Earlier this month ICTD, together with the BEPS Monitoring Group, held a two-day workshop in London to discuss the implications of these developments for developing countries….