Corporation tax

As the G20 pledges to crack down on multinational tax avoidance, the Financial Times looks at how and why governments help companies reduce their tax burden.

SNP drops corporation tax cut goal

Sturgeon drops signature business-friendly policy

Cut tax on UK companies further, says IFS

Think-tank calls for incentives to boost levels of investment

McDonald’s linked to EU tax scandal

Fast-food group accused of avoiding €1bn of taxes

Comment highlights

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Vow to make tax competition fairer could be precursor to more harmonised tax regime across Europe
– Sarah Gordon
Think that multinationals can do as they like on tax? Think again
– Merryn Somerset Webb
Although worth a try, the new levy may muddy the OECD initiative
– Editorial

‘I am not a martyr,’ says tax whistleblower

Deltour faces jail for leaking 28,000 pages of documents

Shire has ‘nothing to hide’ on tax, says chief

Flemming Ornskov defends use of Luxembourg structures

Corporate tax reform limited, says study

Osborne failing in competitiveness ambition, analysis shows

US multinationals attack UK’s Google tax

Crackdown seen as a danger to British inward investment

Tax havens attack Labour crackdown plan

Bermuda, Jersey and Guernsey criticise Miliband’s proposal

Coalition tax reforms underperform Labour’s

Research shows how administrations focused on different targets

Brussels to probe Belgium tax deals

Commission argues excess profit rulings violate state aid laws

Obama faces backlash over cash pile tax

One-off levy could harm competitiveness, warns business

Obama plans to tax overseas cash piles

One-off $238bn levy on earnings held abroad to fund infrastructure

Amazon-Luxembourg tax deal laid bare

Brussels believes treatment amounted to an illicit state subsidy

‘Sweetheart’ tax deal inquiry checks Juncker

MEPs seek probe into state-facilitated tax avoidance across the EU

Luxembourg drops secret tax list fight

EU Commission widens probe and asks all member states to reveal deals

How Luxembourg reeled in Silicon Valley

Chill wind blows through country that opened its doors to the world

Luxembourg leak reveals more tax deals

Disney, Skype and Reckitt among groups dragged into row

PwC sold ‘tax avoidance on industrial scale’

UK public accounts committee denounces accounting firm

Ministers in fresh assault on tax havens

Call for EU-wide law to close common loopholes

UK no longer top for company tax regimes

Finding comes despite policy of cutting levies to attract business

Crackdown on tax abuses by tech companies

Multinational companies braced for crackdown by Revenue

Big companies see shift away from corporate tax

Trend to taxation of people, production and property rather than profits

HMRC ‘unacceptably slow’ on tax avoiders

MPs urge Revenue to ‘do more, faster’ to boost collection

Complacency over tax avoidance wanes

Institutional investors start to pay attention to tax practices

G20 backs push to unmask shell companies

China drops objection as leaders endorse anti-corruption plan