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G7 Nations Reach Historic Deal to Tax Multinational Corporations

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(Al Jazeera) Finance ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations reached a landmark accord on Saturday backing the creation of a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent in an effort to close cross-border tax loopholes used by some corporations.

“We … commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15 percent on a country by country basis,” the G7 said in a statement at the conclusion of their London meeting.

Major economies are aiming to discourage multinationals from shifting profits – and tax revenues – to low-tax countries regardless of where their sales are made.

Increasingly, income from intangible sources such as drug patents, software and royalties on intellectual property has migrated to these jurisdictions, allowing companies to avoid paying higher taxes in their traditional home countries.

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