Yellen says US pushing G20 for global minimum corporate tax

SourceGulf Today
CountrySaudi Arabia

Janet Yellen. File The United States is pushing in the G20 for agreement on a global minimum corporate tax to stem the erosion of government revenues, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Monday. Just days after President Joe Biden announced plans to raise corporate taxes to finance a massive $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs programme, Yellen said a collective international effort would end the “race to the bottom” on taxation. “Together we can use a global minimum tax to make sure the global economy thrives based on a more level playing field in the taxation of multinational corporations,” she said in a prepared speech to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The interconnected global economy has led to “a thirty-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates.” But for companies and economies to remain competitive, governments must make sure they “have stable tax systems that raise sufficient more...