Business at OECD welcomed the OECD/G20 policy note on January 31 titled, Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalization of the Economy, which was approved by the Inclusive Framework (IF) on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), reaffirming commitment to a multilateral solution to addressing the tax challenges of the digitization of the economy.
According to Business at OECD, this initiative will impact all businesses and is of critical importance to the integrity of the international tax system. The OECD Inclusive Framework can reach international consensus in this area, and Business at OECD is committed to engaging a diverse and effective business network in the consultative process going forward.
“Broad consensus on measures for taxation of the digitizing economy is crucial to ensure innovation, growth, and stem instances of double taxation,” stated Will Morris, chair, Business at OECD Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Policy. “In this context, measures should also enable tax administrations to collect revenue needed for essential and efficient governmental functions.”
“The OECD is the appropriate forum to have a discussion about changes to the international tax system,” emphasized USCIB Vice President for Tax Policy Carol Doran Klein. “Countries should forego unilateral changes while that consensus develops.”
On January 21 Business at OECD released 11 foundational principles for international tax measures in the digital age.