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A Deal, A Need for Details, And Maybe A Delay

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares G20 signs off on global tax reform deal. Finance ministers representing the Group of 20 large economies have approved a plan for taxing multinational companies that includes a global minimum tax rate of 15 percent. The Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) shepherded the plan and 130 countries have embraced it, though

Global Foreign Direct Investment | UN World Investment Report

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The United Nations (UN) recently released its annual “World Investment Report,” which shows the dramatic fall in global foreign direct investment (FDI) caused by the COVID-19 crisis. A partial recovery is expected for 2021, with the most optimistic scenario showing a return to 2019 FDI levels by 2022. However, uncertainty remains high, with

Sports Betting Tax Treatment: Sports Betting Operators

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Since 2018, 30 states and the District and Columbia have legalized and imposed taxes on sports betting. States that have yet to legalize, but which may do so, should pay attention to the impact of tax design in states that already have legal and taxed sports betting—specifically tax base design. Despite the attention

State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect statewide sales taxes. Local sales taxes are collected in 38 states. In some cases, they can rival or even exceed state rates. The five states with the highest average combined state and local sales tax rates are Louisiana (9.55 percent), Tennessee (9.547 percent),

Controlled Foreign Corporation: CFC Rules in Europe

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Businesses around the world often operate in more than one country, making them subject to multiple tax jurisdictions. To prevent businesses from minimizing their tax liability by taking advantage of cross-country differences, countries have implemented various anti-tax avoidance measures, such as the so-called Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) rules. Controlled Foreign Corporation rules apply to

Corporation Tax Burdens: Property Taxes & Sales Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares When most people think about “business taxes,” the corporate income tax is usually the first that comes to mind. Corporate income taxes generate sizable tax burdens for businesses—especially at the federal level—but at the state level, the corporate income tax is just one of many taxes businesses pay. For many companies, state corporate

Tax Proposals in the Treasury’s Green Book

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend, #TaxTwitter. Unsurprisingly, many of you got right back into the swing of things and came to our latest discussion ready to cover some tough topics. In this July #TaxBuzzChat – hosted on our Twitter account @TaxBuzzOnline – we invited pros across the country to join

How Should Congress Fund Investments in The Internal Revenue Service’s Infrastructure?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congress is moving toward rectifying the decade-long funding crisis at the IRS. The House is on track to adopt President Biden’s proposed $1.6 billion budget increase from the 2021 level (not counting the funds in COVID relief legislation). And the infrastructure framework agreed to by the president and a bipartisan group of senators

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