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Ben

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Global Corporate Tax Rates
« on: April 08, 2021, 08:27:50 AM »

Biden is pushing for a global minimum tax rate of 21%. In other words, getting all countries to charge corporations this minimum tax. From what I have read, I'm a little confused on if he's pushing this to be applied to US corporations in other countries only, or if he's pushing those countries to charge every corp the 21%.

We have always had one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, so of course other countries would use that to their advantage. I'm not sure what the incentive would be for them to hurt themselves by raising the tax. Also, if it is only targeting US corps, I wonder if some countries have laws that prevent that kind of targeting?

I guess it's too much brain strain to consider dropping our corporate tax lower, thus incentivizing our corps with a carrot instead of a stick, and maybe even getting other multinational corps to look at doing business on our soil.

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President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he will push for the adoption of a global minimum corporate tax rate to reduce opportunities for tax-rate arbitrage by American corporations that reduce their U.S. tax burden by shifting profits to low-rate tax havens.

“I’ve also proposed a global minimum tax, which is being proposed around the world for U.S. corporations, of 21 percent,” Biden said at a White House press briefing.

“It means that companies aren’t going to be able to hide their income in places like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, in tax havens,” the president added.

It comes after Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday urged the adoption of such a tax, which would rely on negotiating a 21 percent global minimum corporate tax rate with major economies.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-for-global-minimium-tax-rate-to-target-us-companies-in-tax-havens_3767362.html
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Re: Global Corporate Tax Rates
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 08:34:20 AM »

Sounds like he is applying this only to US corps.

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Re: Global Corporate Tax Rates
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 08:38:33 AM »

Sounds like he is applying this only to US corps.


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Re: Global Corporate Tax Rates
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 07:14:31 AM »

Hear that sound? It's the sound of China laughing that their plan is working so brilliantly

Along with the sound of US companies moving their operations back overseas (like Ford for example)

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Re: Global Corporate Tax Rates
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 08:41:59 AM »

It looks like the G7 is agreeing to push a 15% global corporate tax. They apparently still have stuff to hammer out. At least it's better than Biden's original 21% target.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/a-g-7-deal-on-a-global-minimum-tax-for-companies-faces-hurdles

I guess if I were one of the smaller non-G7 countries out there that didn't give a rat's ass about anything the G7 says, I might be inclined to offer a 10% rate.
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Re: Global Corporate Tax Rates
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 09:30:48 AM »

Never make a rule you can’t enforce. When this fails like the Hindenburg it will demonstrate the need for a global government.
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