Financial Regulatory Forum

UK seeks to reassure businesses on corporate tax

March 1, 2010

By Adrian Croft

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Britain launched a consultation on Monday aimed at giving companies more clarity on any likely changes to tax laws as it seeks to reassure multinationals that the UK remains a competitive place to locate their business.

New Zealand aims to align tax rates, boost capital markets

February 18, 2010

WELLINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) – New Zealand wants to align tax rates paid by company, individual and trusts to improve the country’s economic performance and is also looking at policies to boost its capital markets, government ministers said on Thursday.

Obama tones down international corporate tax aims

February 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama appeared to scale back his ambitious plan to close loopholes global companies use when accounting for taxes on profit earned overseas in his 2011 budget blueprint released on Monday.

Companies to disclose iffy tax estimates – IRS

January 27, 2010

By Kim Dixon

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – U.S. tax authorities will soon demand that corporations reveal much more detailed financial information about tax shelters and other complex structures when they file their income taxes, the top U.S. tax official said on Tuesday.

House tax chief to press Geithner on corporate tax

December 8, 2009

By Kim Dixon

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The head of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee will press Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this week to back a plan to cut corporate tax rates and pay for it by closing offshore tax loopholes.