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‘Davos Man,’ Marc Benioff and the Covid Pandemic

He frequently tells the story of his supposed inspiration for founding Salesforce. Despite success at Oracle, where he worked early in his career, Mr. Benioff was plagued by existential doubt, […]




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Pastries and Persuasion: How a Global Tax Deal Got Done

Mr. Grinberg, a tax law professor at Georgetown University who worked in the Treasury Department during the Bush and Obama administrations, was initially viewed with skepticism by some progressives, who […]




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Global Tax Agreement Will Set 15% Minimum Rate

More than 130 nations agreed on Friday to a sweeping overhaul of international tax rules, with officials backing a 15 percent global minimum tax and other changes aimed at cracking […]




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A Global Deal Aimed at Ending Tax Havens Gains Momentum

People with knowledge of the negotiations said that while the 15 percent rate was essentially a done deal, some of the world’s biggest countries continued to battle for exemptions to […]




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How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government

This year, Mr. Harter returned to PwC.“I fully complied with Treasury Department conflicts rules by not meeting with PwC representatives” during a two-year “cooling off” period that restricts government officials […]




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Global Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as G20 Backs New Levies

Absent unanimous approval among the members of the European Union, an accord would stall. Establishing a minimum tax would require an E.U. directive, and directives require backing by all 28 […]




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Finance Ministers Meet in Venice to Finalize Global Tax Agreement

“It is important to recognize that there are numerous policy levers and paths that countries will take to create incentives for decarbonization,” Ms. Yellen said during a panel discussion. “Those […]




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How Private Equity Firms Avoid Taxes

There were two weeks left in the Trump administration when the Treasury Department handed down a set of rules governing an obscure corner of the tax code.Overseen by a senior […]




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ProPublica Report Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax Superrich

WASHINGTON — A jaw-dropping report by ProPublica detailing how America’s richest men avoided paying taxes has intensified interest in Congress, even among some Republicans, in changing the tax code to […]