CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – June 2021

BRUSSELS | JUNE 2021 G7 Reach Historic Minimum Global Corporate Taxation Rate Agreement Finance Ministers from the G7 nations of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US reached a landmark decision to agree standards for minimum corporate taxation rates at their meeting which took place in London from 5 to 6 June. The Ministers from [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – May 2021

BRUSSELS | MAY 2021 EU Sets Out New Corporate Tax Reform Proposals The European Commission has published a new plan for corporate tax reform within the European Union, encompassing a number of short term and longer term proposals. The plan is embedded in a Communication on Business Taxation for the 21. Century. The main pillars of the Commission proposal [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – April 2021

BRUSSELS | APRIL 2021 Pascal Saint-Amans: Digital Tax Agreement by October Speaking at a conference organised by the Government of Ireland, Pascal Saint-Amans, the OECD Tax Director confirmed the agreed timeline for reaching a global agreement on digital tax. Pascal Saint - Amans said that the G20 meeting of the finance ministers in July is still the tentative [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – March 2021

BRUSSELS | MARCH 2021 EU Commission Publishes Roadmap on Business Taxation for the 21st Century The EU Commission has published a Roadmap concerning its upcoming Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st Century, which will present the Commission’s plan for reforming EU corporate taxation to be “fit for the realities of the modern global economy”. The Roadmap identifies [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – March 2021

BRUSSELS | MARCH 2021 EU Commission Publishes Roadmap on Business Taxation for the 21st Century The EU Commission has published a Roadmap concerning its upcoming Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st Century, which will present the Commission’s plan for reforming EU corporate taxation to be “fit for the realities of the modern global economy”. The Roadmap identifies [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – February 2021

BRUSSELS | FEBRUARY 2021 Agreement on Digital Tax Within Reach After US Policy ‘U-Turn’ The new US Secretary of Treasury Dr Janet Yellen confirmed that President Biden’s administration is ready to drop the ‘safe harbour’ requirement, a key obstacle to an international agreement on Pillar One concerning taxation of the digital economy. At the G20 meeting [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – December 2020

BRUSSELS | DECEMBER 2020 EU Parliament Calls for Wider Scope on EU Tax Blacklist  On proposal of the Permanent Subcommittee on Tax Matters (“FISC”), European Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee adopted a resolution calling for stricter and legally binding EU rules on non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, criticising the listing process at present as ‘lenient and confusing’. The [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – November 2020

BRUSSELS | NOVEMBER 2020 US President-Elect Joe Biden’s Tax Plans In November, the United States elected the Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden as 46th President, while Kamala Harris has made history becoming the first woman elected Vice-President of the United States. After a contentious campaign, the Biden-Harris ticket won 290 Electoral College votes, thus defeating incumbent Donald [...]

CFE’s Global Tax Top 10 – October 2020

BRUSSELS | OCTOBER 2020 OECD Digital Tax Pillar 1 & 2 Blueprints Published The OECD has launched a consultation concerning blueprints for Pillar 1 (review of profit allocation and nexus rules to reflect digital business models) and Pillar 2 (global anti-base erosion rules for a minimum effective taxation rate). Details of the consultation and progress in the negotiations of the Inclusive [...]