Key events in the G20 push on tax avoidance

Pressure is building ahead of the Brisbane G20 Leaders’ Summit for action on tax avoidance by multinationals. Andrew Sutherland/Flickr, CC BY-SA

Tax avoidance by multinational enterprises is not new. But the current level of political will and public outcry on the issue is uncommon in the history of taxation.

The upcoming G20 meeting in Brisbane promises to keep the momentum and reiterate the determination of political leaders to address base erosion and profit shifting by corporate groups.

The timeline below reviews the development and key events of the anti-corporate tax avoidance movement so far.

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Further reading

Ireland’s move to close the ‘double Irish’ tax loophole unlikely to bother Apple, Google

G20 host Australia faces hard truths of multinational profit shifting

Information is power: OECD tax plan puts Apple and Google on notice

What’s needed for Australia to seriously tackle tax avoidance

Multinationals unfazed by G20 tax crackdown

Apple iTax: made in Ireland, designed in the US