Multi-nationals want to pay no tax on their offshored profits!


From Reuters here:

Excerpt 1:

Major U.S. multinationals are pushing the Trump administration to deepen the tax break it has already tentatively proposed on $2.6 trillion in corporate profits being held offshore, a key piece in Washington’s intricate tax reform puzzle.

Excerpt 2:

The lobbyists are making an aggressive case that cutting the tax rate on offshore profits to 10 percent from 35 percent, as the administration has indicated it may favor, is not enough.

Rather, the lobbyists said they want a lower, bifurcated rate of 3.5 percent on earnings already invested abroad in illiquid assets, such as factories, and 8.75 percent on cash and liquid assets.

Just as they don’t want to pay workers to make their products they don’t want to pay any taxes on the profits either.

Such good global citizens!

 

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