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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

Europe split on corporate tax avoidance

Divisions emerge over response to Panama Papers revelations

LuxLeaks whistleblower calm ahead of trial

Revelations exposed methods used by corporations to reduce tax

Germany objects to tax transparency proposals

EU businesses say disclosure would put them at a disadvantage

Comment highlights

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Ever-growing offshore cash piles, endless transatlantic battles and lousy infrastructure suit no one
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Rule tweaks are not the answer to a dysfunctional system

Brussels to get tough on tax avoidance

Commissioner seeks ways to ensure transparency over ownership of trusts

McDonald’s hit by French tax bill

US fast-food chain could be facing a demand for up to €300m

EU calls for global revenue transparency

Companies to provide a national breakdown of profits and taxes

Apple cash move will not end EU probe

Vestager says company’s plan to repatriate profits alters nothing

US tax crackdown provokes foreign fury

Multinationals warn of damage from inversion rules

US crackdown on inversions hits home

Tough new Obama tax rules surprised groups with their broad reach

Transatlantic face-off

Washington calls foul over the EU inquiry — amid anger over a $1tn offshore cash pile

Tax drive will hit earnings, says business

Investors alerted to risks of higher payments as crackdown closes loopholes

EU to force corporate tax disclosures

Plans for multinationals limited to activities in Europe

Osborne strikes balance with corporation tax cut

UK moves closer to levels of Ireland — but burden is same, say experts

‘Blazing a trail’ with corporation tax cut

Regime to ‘attract multinationals and ensure they pay taxes here’

Osborne to cut multinationals’ tax relief

Chancellor tries to regain political initiative after Google row

Britain narrows gap in tax league table

Ireland still No 1 but survey is ‘vote of confidence in economy’

Poorer countries handed role in tax fight

G20 proposal sparked by limited role of EM in global reform

Why tax morale is crumbling in Britain

More transparency would boost confidence in the tax process

Osborne backs tax transparency

Chancellor says UK ‘will seek to promote’ public country-by-country reporting

Ikea avoided €1bn in tax, claim MEPs

Probe demanded into whether furniture group’s tax affairs

Google tells MPs: ‘We are paying 20% tax’

Tech group answers questions on £130m HMRC deal

EU accused of anti-US bias in tax probe

Treasury secretary warns ‘unfair’ inquiry casts cloud on investment

Business braced for cuts to prized tax breaks

Changes on debt interest will raise hundreds of millions a year

Global companies face EU tax crackdown

Plan calls for country-specific breakdown of profits and taxes

Ministers urged to be transparent on tax deals

HMRC expected to struggle to defend Google deal in this week’s hearing by MPs