Corporation tax

As the G20 pledges to crack down on multinational tax avoidance, the FT looks at the issues surrounding corporate taxation and why governments are willing to help companies reduce their tax burden

Luxembourg accuses EU of tax uncertainty

Minister criticises EU’s challenge to corporate levy agreements

Spotlight on tax spooks fund industry

Use of transfer pricing agreements under review by Brussels

Treasury tables tighter patent tax rules

Aim is to avoid artificial shifting of profits by multinationals

Comment highlights

Pfizer-Allergan merger is set to increase calls for the US to close inversion loopholes, and for the OECD to get tough on avoidance
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EU ruling on Fiat and Starbucks raises bar against aggressive planning
OECD’s anti-avoidance package is a beginning

Treasury defends ‘diverted profits’ tax

Levy will show that UK plays by the rules, says minister

Vestager’s new front on corporate tax avoidance

EU ruling on Fiat and Starbucks raises bar against aggressive planning

Multinationals cower as EU begins tax battle

Case against Starbucks and Fiat stokes fears at other groups

Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, and four of the companies facing scrutiny: Fiat, Amazon, Apple and Starbucks
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Starbucks and Fiat get €30m tax bill

Landmark EU ruling opens new front in tax avoidance battle

Starbucks and Fiat face unpaid tax bill

Apple and Amazon affected as EU rules on avoidance

EU tax: What Brussels crackdown means

Vestager prepares attack on corporate avoidance

Facebook puts spotlight on Osborne levy

Social network company’s tax bill sparks questions on restructuring

Fund groups warn on European tax rules

Corporate transparency measures could harm the economy

Global tax deal targets multinationals

Clamp on avoidance could raise up to $250bn a year, says OECD

Call to mend ‘outdated’ global tax rules

Stiglitz among those claiming planned crackdown not enough

EU targets sweetheart tax deals

Move to increase transparency in wake of Luxleaks scandal

US voices fears on tax probes by Brussels

Washington concerned it will end up bearing cost of extra bills

CBI urges restraint in tax crackdown

Business lobby hopes UK still a ‘territory of choice’ post-reform

Taxing times trouble low-rate Zug

Financial blows force Swiss canton to consider upward nudge

Juncker denies Luxembourg tax deals link

MEPs give European Commission chief light grilling over scandal

Juncker to avoid Luxembourg tax grilling

Commission president to appear before MEPs probing corporate tax

UK could be branded tax haven after cut

Many governments are trying to halt lower business rates trend

EU seeks countries’ tax ruling details

Campaign against avoidance by multinationals steps up

Pan-European tax plan dismissed

Direct taxation seen as a matter for individual member states

Brussels seeks EU-wide corporate tax base

Reform would need support from all 28 member countries