As Hungary continues to veto the EU's attempt to implement the minimum corporate tax based on the OECD proposal (Pillar Two), the French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch governments published a joint statement on 9 September 2022 confirming their intention to implement a global minimum tax in 2023 if an EU-wide agreement cannot be found.
In short, the minimum tax directive was proposed by the EU Commission on 22 December 2021, providing a mechanism by which the 27 EU Member States would implement the Pillar Two GloBE rules proposed by the OECD. The draft directive proposes an effective 15% minimum corporate tax and a common set of rules on how to calculate this effective tax rate, so that it is consistently applied across the EU. The draft directive has been updated on a number of occasions in order to find a compromise between the Member States, including a deferred implementation option. For additional information on The EU minimum corporate tax and Pillar Two, please see our newsletter on 11 April 2022.
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