G-7 countries consented to US’s proposal to raise minimum corporate tax to 15% for companies operating globally.
- The deal could bring harmony to prolonged pressure existing between US and big European economies that have previously thrown the international tax system into conflict.
- There shall be a global minimal tax rate on company profits that will be shared from taxing most successful firms.
- A minimum of 15% tax rate will be paid by companies for every country they operate in.
- 20 leading economies including China and India must back the deal before the new rules can be used worldwide.
- 135 other nations who have been consulting must also agree to the rule.
Agreed rate has to conform to requirements of small and big nations, developed and developing
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Source: Wall Street Journal