With social purpose at the forefront of most businesses today, organizations need to respond to the call for tax transparency in a way that aligns to their corporate values. This is imperative to enhancing and retaining public trust.
David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services
A virtuous circle?
A virtuous circle?
The ESG agenda is becoming an increasingly strategic issue for heads of tax, as demonstrated by the focus of investors and regulators on tax transparency and public disclosures. While not so long ago in Denmark, and as is still the case in other countries, heads of tax and investors debated on the need for tax transparency, the conversation here has now moved to what exactly to report on, and how the information and data disclosed by companies on their tax affairs should and will be used by investor and other stakeholders.
Future of Tax podcast episode featuring: Chris Morgan, Global Leader, KPMG Responsible Tax Program, KPMG International, Hannah Hawkins, Principal, KPMG Washington National Tax, KPMG in the US, Becky Knight, Practice Manager, KPMG Global ESG Tax and Legal, KPMG International.
Explore two recent Responsible Tax roundtables held in Sydney and Melbourne by KPMG in Australia.
Tackling climate change is a key issue. This has become more pressing than ever with the fuel price increases and growing uncertainty caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The ESG agenda is top of mind for many companies and investors and tax reporting is one area that can serve to bring ESG practice to life. However, there is a feeling that existing standards might either be too simplistic or overly challenging for some companies or not appropriate at their stage in a transparency journey. Therefore, the B Team, KMPG International and Jericho have started to focus on how to arrive at tax metrics to support ESG goals that could gain wider buy-in.
Euro Tax Flash from KPMG's EU Tax Centre - 6 April 2022
Speech by David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International.
An interview with Grant Wardell Johnson, Global Tax Policy Leader and Chair of the Global Tax Policy Leadership Group, KPMG International.
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At the moment there is a dilemma that, on the one hand, some companies consider existing standards for country-by-country type disclosures (e.g., GRI 207) are too challenging, while on the other hand, disclosures required by accounting standards are too high level to give much meaningful information on a company’s tax profile. The B Team, KPMG International and Jericho Chambers have therefore started to focus attention on how to arrive at an approach, or possibly certain tax metrics, to support ESG goals which could gain wider buy-in and encourage a critical mass of companies to become more tax transparent.
In a recent podcast, John Connors, Group Tax Director, Vodafone, sat down with David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International, on how he is leading the transformation of his tax function for shifting demands and new opportunities.
To help organizations and other key stakeholders explore and understand the tax transparency landscape, KPMG’s Responsible Tax Project hosted a webinar on the 24 June 2021 titled, 'Understanding tax transparency'.
We are pleased to release a new discussion paper as a part of our lead-up to the global conversation around carbon reduction in the lead-up to COP26, which explores the role of tax in facilitating investment into carbon abatement projects around the world.
Co-written by Chris Morgan & Matthew Gwyther
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