Finance ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) countries will push for agreement on proposals backed by United States President Joe Biden to deter tax dodging by multinational companies.
While approval of the sweeping tax package is likely at the G20 meeting Friday and Saturday in Venice, the proposals still face a key hurdle in the US Congress, where Republicans have pledged to oppose it.
Biden’s proposal for a 15 percent global corporate minimum tax resulted in a breakthrough in stalled international tax talks. An agreement was reached July 1 among 131 countries in negotiations convened by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The deal aims to discourage the use of often-complex accounting schemes to move profits to where the least tax is due.
The OECD deal asks countries where companies have their headquarters to enact the minimum tax so that their companies would pay tax at