Manal Corwin explores the sense and sensibility of global tax policy

How should multinationals be taxed? Are they being taxed enough?

At the 19th Annual David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation, Manal Corwin—the national leader for international tax and principal-in-charge of international tax policy at KPMG—explored the debate over the taxation of multinational corporations.

Her aptly titled lecture, “Sense and Sensibility—BEPS Policy and Politics: Will Global Tax Policy Consensus Translate into Coordinated Implementation?” illuminated the two facets of the argument.

One is the measured and long-standing policy debate about the adequacy of current international tax rules and standards to protect the tax base of taxing jurisdictions, she said. The second is a highly politicized mainstream public debate of more recent vintage focused on tax morality and whether multinationals are paying their fair share of taxes.

Watch Corwin’s talk below (1 hr):

Posted October 8, 2014