Search for International Tax and
    1. 6 hours ago

      Ikea avoided paying €1bn tax in Europe, claim MEPs

      Ikea has avoided paying at least €1bn of tax in Europe over the past six years, claim politicians who demanded a probe...

    2. 8 hours ago

      George Osborne voices support for tax transparency

      The UK chancellor has thrown his support behind plans to force multinational companies to reveal more information about...

    Special Reports

    1. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. February 11, 2016

      Jack Lew accuses Brussels of bias against US companies

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has accused the EU of unfairly targeting American companies in its investigation into...

    2. February 9, 2016

      We should create a tax system that reassures the public

      Campaigners, the media and politicians of both left and right have all expressed outrage at the amount of corporation...

    3. February 4, 2016

      A letter to an ungrateful world from Google, Apple, Facebook et al

      The world’s leading technology firms are becoming increasingly unhappy at the backlash over their tax arrangements and...

    4. February 2, 2016

      US lawmakers slam ‘hostile’ EU tax climate

      The top Republican tax writers in Congress have waded into a brewing tax war between the US and the European Union,...

    5. February 2, 2016

      France vows to tax Google more than UK

      France has ruled out striking a deal with Google over back taxes, raising the likelihood of a bigger tax bill for the...

    6. January 29, 2016

      US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias

      The US has unleashed an unusually forthright attack on the European Commission, saying it was unfairly targeting...

    7. January 28, 2016

      European Commission to examine Google’s UK tax deal

      Brussels is set to examine the UK’s £130m tax deal with Google, after the Scottish National party called on the EU’s...

    8. January 27, 2016

      Alphabet and Apple spell global tax war

      The uproar about Google paying £130m in back taxes and raising the amount it pays in the UK by just £10m a year is...

    9. January 24, 2016

      Google’s tax deal is a welcome sign of political winds shifting

      Google’s UK tax settlement of £130m is a drop in the ocean compared with the hundreds of billions of dollars that US...

    10. January 21, 2016

      Apple’s Cook lobbies EU antitrust chief over Irish back taxes

      Apple boss Tim Cook made a surprise visit to Brussels on Thursday to lobby the EU’s antitrust chief weeks before she is...

    11. January 6, 2016

      The stateless company plays a risky game

      In 1909 Edward Hall, a vice-president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, lamented in a speech that: “The...

    12. December 30, 2015

      Apple agrees to pay €318m fine to close Italian tax case

      Apple has agreed to pay a €318m fine in Italy to settle a long-running investigation into the US technology company’s...

    13. December 21, 2015

      Apple chief Tim Cook rounds on outdated US tax code

      Tim Cook blamed the US government’s outdated tax code for controversy over Apple’s huge offshore cash pile and defended...

    14. December 14, 2015

      Apple’s Irish tax deal faces further scrutiny by Brussels

      Brussels has extended its probe into Ireland’s alleged sweetheart tax deal with Apple, the US technology company,...

    15. December 13, 2015

      Tax efficiency alone is no reason to do a deal

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, drew fire in 2013 when he defended the internet group’s tax affairs by pointing out...

    16. December 10, 2015

      Tax and spend in EU differs after crisis

      Applying different fiscal “cures” to the wounds inflicted by the financial crisis made France and Italy higher-tax...

    17. December 7, 2015

      Future of corporation tax called into question

      When James Callaghan introduced corporation tax to Britain in 1965, the Labour chancellor proudly described it as “a...

    18. December 6, 2015

      Bermuda accuses critics of ‘a lack of respect’ over transparency

      Bermuda has hit back against its critics, claiming that the financial centre is the victim of an “irresistible urge to...

    19. December 3, 2015

      UK reaches tax agreement with overseas territories

      Forcing Britain’s offshore financial centres to move beyond international standards of transparency would push corrupt...

    20. December 3, 2015

      Belgium braced for order to claw back €700m in corporate taxes

      Belgium is “likely” to have to recoup up to €700m from multinational businesses that have benefited from its generous...

    21. December 3, 2015

      Danes hit as tax-to-GDP ratio soars above 50%

      Denmark has become the first country to collect more than half its national income in tax, according to statistics that...

    22. December 2, 2015

      Brussels poised to launch tax investigation into McDonald’s

      The European Commission is poised to launch a formal probe into alleged tax avoidance by McDonald’s in Luxembourg as...

    23. December 1, 2015

      Luxembourg accuses EU of fomenting business uncertainty over tax

      Brussels’ attacks on corporate tax deals risks undermining business certainty in Europe, according to one of the states...

    24. November 30, 2015

      Cayman Islands reject Cameron’s tax offensive

      David Cameron has been urged to intensify efforts to prise open offshore companies by campaigners who say the...

    25. November 24, 2015

      Corporate tax: The $240bn black hole

      An ageing industrial estate in the working-class Dublin suburb of Clonshaugh is an unexpected place to find evidence of...

    26. November 22, 2015

      Fund managers urged to insist on greater tax transparency

      Investors are being urged to insist on greater transparency over companies’ tax affairs as pressure mounts on...

    27. November 15, 2015

      Allergan warns US against any move on tax inversion deals

      The chief executive of Allergan, in talks about selling itself to Pfizer to form the world’s largest drugmaker, has...

    28. October 26, 2015

      Companies face investor push to lower taxes

      Investors are piling pressure on companies to lower their tax rates, despite the growing assertiveness of tax...

    29. October 25, 2015

      Spotlight on tax rulings spooks fund industry

      Asset managers are worried their tax affairs will come under increased scrutiny after the EU said Luxembourg, Europe’s...

    30. October 22, 2015

      Treasury defends tax on ‘diverted profits’

      The Treasury has brushed off criticism from US multinationals of its new tax on “diverted profits” as it steps up its...

    31. October 15, 2015

      EU tax: Brussels set for multinational crackdown

      Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, looks set to launch the international community’s most punitive...

    32. October 12, 2015

      Facebook tax bill highlights Osborne’s ‘diverted profits’ levy

      A report by Facebook that it paid less than £5,000 in UK corporate tax last year has thrust George Osborne’s promised...

    33. October 11, 2015

      European fund groups warn tax rules could harm economy

      Two of Europe’s most influential fund associations have urged Brussels not to implement a number of corporate tax...

    34. October 9, 2015

      Global tax deal targets multinationals

      The world’s leading finance ministers agreed on Friday to change the rules on taxing profits, and warned multinational...

    35. October 9, 2015

      Banks give up US expats’ data in tax evasion crackdown

      Bank details belonging to hundreds of thousands of American expats have been passed to Washington, marking the start of...

    36. October 8, 2015

      Tax overhaul for multinationals will create winners and losers

      It was billed as the biggest change to global taxation in a lifetime. When G20 governments agreed to overhaul the tax...

    37. October 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: Shoring up the tax base

      No double taxation, or double non-taxation? Today the OECD presents its plans for combating tax avoidance by...

    38. October 6, 2015

      Sweetheart tax deals targeted as EU boosts information exchange

      EU nations face more scrutiny over sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies after finance ministers on Tuesday...

    Search for International Tax and