An international deal to ensure the world’s largest multinationals pay a minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent was reached by 136 countries last night.
After years of negotiations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced a breakthrough that it said would overhaul corporate taxation for the digital age.
Large companies such as Google and Facebook will “pay a fair share of taxwherever they operate and generate profits,” according to the OECD, the intergovernmental organisation founded in 1961 and based in Paris.
Talks over an update to the century-old international tax rulebook, designed to stamp out multinational tax avoidance, have been taking place since 2018. The process has accelerated in recent months after a deal reached in London.