Bloomberg Tax
Dec. 4, 2019, 4:59 PMUpdated: Dec. 4, 2019, 9:20 PM

OECD Warns U.S. Digital Tax Pitch Could Delay Agreement (2)

Isabel Gottlieb
Isabel Gottlieb
Hamza Ali
Hamza Ali
Senior Reporter International Tax

U.S. concerns about the OECD’s proposal to overhaul how the digital economy is taxed could threaten the effort to get 135 countries to agree to a plan next year, the organization warned.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated U.S. support for the OECD’s effort in a letter to the organization’s Secretary General Angel Gurria released Dec. 4. But he also suggested that the first part of the plan, known as Pillar One, should be optional or treated as a safe harbor.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s work is driven by concerns that multinationals, in particular big tech companies, aren’t ...

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