Commission adopts proposal on corporate tax transparency

The Commission has adopted a legislative proposal on corporate tax transparency for multinational companies. The proposal applies to both EU and non-EU multinationals operating in the EU with global revenues exceeding 750 million euros per year. The proposal would amend the current Accounting Directive and would oblige these companies to disclose publicly information on profits made and taxes paid on a country by country basis both for EU countries and for tax jurisdictions that do not abide by tax good governance standards (read: tax havens) and on an aggregated basis for other jurisdictions.

 

The EC press release: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-1349_en.htm

Memo on the proposals: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-1351_en.htm

Text of the proposal: http://ec.europa.eu/finance/company-reporting/docs/country-by-country-reporting/160412-proposal_en.pdf