OECD presents measures against global tax dodgers


OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria speaks during the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor's Meeting 2013 in Moscow, Russia, 19 July 2013. Central bankers and Finance Ministers from the G20 countries hold a two-day meeting with talks expected to focus on measures to prevent large companies from shifting their profits to tax havens.

OECD presents measures against global tax dodgers

The intention is to put an end to states tax erosion.

On Monday, the OECD presented a set of policy proposals designed to do just that. The program goes under the technical title Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS).

The measures proposed are designed to address the financial magic – “now you see it, now you don’t” – which allows multinational companies to avoid (rather than evade) to pay taxes.

These are overall legal practices. They give multinational corporations the oppor...

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