Follow the Money: Essays on International Taxation - Introduction
Follow the Money: Essays on International Taxation (Yale Law School, May 2016)
17 Pages Posted: 31 May 2016 Last revised: 23 Jun 2016
Date Written: May 26, 2016
Publicity about tax avoidance techniques of multinational corporations and wealthy individuals has moved discussion of international income taxation from the backrooms of law and accounting firms to the front pages of news organizations around the world. In the words of a top Australian tax official, international tax law has now become a topic of barbeque conversations. Public anger has, in turn, brought previously arcane issues of international taxation onto the agenda of heads of government around the world.
Despite all the attention, however, issues of international income taxation are often not well understood. This Introduction outlines a collection of essays, written over the past two decades, that reveals how current international tax policy came into place nearly a century ago, critiques the inadequate principles still being used to make international tax policy, identifies and dissects the most prevalent tax avoidance techniques, and offers important suggestions for reform.
The book is available for free download via the Yale Law School Library Documents Collection Center.
Keywords: international tax, international income taxation, multinational corporations, international tax policy, tax avoidance, tax reform
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