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Alan J. Auerbach
Mihir A. Desai
Michael Devereux
Michael J. Graetz
Michelle Hanlon
James R. Hines, Jr., Research Director
Matthew Slaughter

Glen Hubbard

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McDonald's Moves Tax Base to U.K. as EU Attacks Tax Structure


By Aiofie White (Bloomberg BNA) 

McDonald's Corp. shrugged off Brexit by announcing plans to switch its non-U.S. tax base to the U.K., ditching Luxembourg, where its fiscal arrangements are under attack from European Union regulators.

In an apparent vote of confidence in the U.K., the company said Dec. 8 it is creating a new international holding company based in Britain, which decided in June to quit the EU. The new company will be responsible for most of the royalties received from licensing McDonald's intellectual property rights outside the U.S. It will pay U.K. corporate tax, according to an e-mailed statement.

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Sweetheart Deals on Rise in Europe Despite LuxLeaks, Report Says

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by William Hoke (Tax Notes) 

Despite widespread outrage prompted by the disclosures in 2014 of the LuxLeaks tax rulings granted by Luxembourg authorities to multinational companies, the number of sweetheart deals entered into by the Grand Duchy and other European countries has increased by 160 percent from 2013 through 2015, a nongovernmental organization said in a report issued December 7.

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EU Fails to Reach Deal on Foreign Country Hybrid Mismatches


by Joe Kirwin (Bloomberg BNA) 

European Union finance ministers have failed to agree on extending anti-tax avoidance rules to hybrid mismatches—the mismatch in tax outcomes due to different jurisdictional tax treatments—between member countries and foreign territories, amid disputes over financial sector exemptions and an implementation date.
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