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U.S. Multinationals Lobby to Alter Tax Rules They Sought


Bloomberg

Quick read:

+U.S. multinational companies have been seeking a tax break on overseas income for years, and the top Republican tax writer in Congress is proposing to give it to them. There’s a catch they don’t like.

 

+Businesses and trade groups are lobbying House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp to loosen rules in his draft plan that would make it more difficult for companies to shift income from the U.S. to lower-taxed countries. Among those groups is the National Foreign Trade Council, whose board includes officials of Oracle Corp. (ORCL), Pfizer Inc. (PFE) and PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)

 

+In many cases, tighter rules on moving income to low-tax countries such as Bermuda would offset much of the gain from the exemption Camp is proposing.

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