UK Budget 2016 Takes Lead on BEPS

The UK Budget for 2016 offered few surprises but showed the desire of George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, to lead the way in implementing OECD BEPS recommendations ahead of the rest of the world.

The key changes to multinational taxation in the UK Budget are taken from the OECD BEPS guidelines. These measures include restricting interest deductibility for the largest companies to 30% of UK earnings, modifying hybrid mismatch rules to target complex structures for tax avoidance, and strengthening a withholding tax on royalty payments that can be used to shift profits to tax havens.

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To further discuss the ramifications of the budget, contact Sean King at Align Global Consulting.

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