Now, of course I accept that tax information has to remain private,
But that’s always been the central demand. That “civil society” should be able to see what tax is being paid where. So if the tax information is always to remain private then there’s no damn point to hte process at all, is there?
The whole original purpose of country-by-country reporting was to provide stakeholders with the information that they need to appraise whether the companies in which they might invest, or in which they have an interest, are properly paying the tax that they owe in the right place at the right rate, and at the right time.
But if the tax information must remain private then that’s not possible, is it?
Seriously, how did this man get his own head so far up his own colon?