To prevent corporate ‘inversions,’ the American tax code needs to be fixed

The Washington Post

Again, A U.S.-based multinational corporation is merging with a foreign counterpart, with the intent to pay taxes at the other country’s lower rate. By joining forces with Ireland-based Allergan, pharmaceutical-maker Pfizer may reduce its effective tax rate from 26 percent to 17 percent.

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Interview, Tax Foundation: Making Sense of Profit Shifting

In this interview with the Tax Foundation, Professor Desai analyzes the nature, drivers, and economic effects of profit shifting, with a specific emphasis on the real economic distortions that profit shifting may cause. Moreover, professor Desai highlights aspects related to firm uniqueness with respect to profit shifting and offers a set of possible solutions to address profit shifting. 

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