Governments around the world are losing as much as half a trillion US dollars (£400 billion) a year in tax revenue due to so-called “profit shifting” by multinational companies, according to research. The research published by the Tax Justice Network found that poorer countries were hardest-hit by the practice, which… – Continue reading
Earlier this week the State Department released its latest statistics for people who have renounced their US citizenship. 2015 was another record year, with 4,279 people divorcing themselves from the US government and heading to greener pastures elsewhere. This was the third year in a row that broke the previous… – Continue reading
THE African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) has come up with a draft document on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion within the continent. The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), a member of ATAF, has said avoidance of taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion was with respect to taxes… – Continue reading
Do your individual clients howl about paying too much federal income tax? Just wait until you get an earful from your business clients. Advertisement A new report from the Tax Foundation, a conservative-leaning think tank located in our nation’s capital, found that the United States has the third-highest marginal corporate… – Continue reading
United States: US Congress Considers Domestic Patent Box Regime – Should You Reevaluate Your Global Structure?
Patent box regimes typically apply deeply discounted tax rates to income derived from intellectual property. Recently unveiled draft legislation may pave the way for a US patent box regime and incentivize taxpayers to reevaluate their global structures. Introduction The US imposes the highest corporate income tax rate (35%) in the… – Continue reading
Not only does the United States retain the dubious distinction of having the highest corporate tax rate in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development country grouping, it now has the third-highest rate of corporate tax in the world, according to the Tax Foundation. The non-partisan tax policy think tank… – Continue reading
Countries worldwide have cut their corporate tax rates in the past two decades. Germany lowered its top rate to 29.6% from 59.7% in 1993. Canada went from 44.3% to 26%, Ireland from 40% to 12.5%. The average top rate for 34 non-U.S. countries went from 36.9% in 1993 to 25.1%… – Continue reading