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Mixed Messages on the Taxation of Multinational Companies

Mixed Messages on the Taxation of Multinational Companies
15 Nov 2012

First published in Accountancy Live & Le Temps, 15 November 2012

The taxation of multinational companies across their global markets was thrown back into the spotlight yesterday as the UK government's Public Accounts Committee quizzed senior representatives from Google, Starbucks and Amazon on their corporate tax affairs in the UK.

Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres, Chairman of Taxand said,

"The question of morality is one for governments and their respective tax authorities, not business."

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