Volker Wieland warns of the downside of international minimum taxation (Reuters, Spiegel, Deutsche Welle)

In the discussion about standardizing the global tax framework, Prof. Volker Wieland believes that coordinating tax principles makes sense in principle. "This can effectively limit harmful tax avoidance behavior, for example through extreme profit shifting," he said in an interview with the news agency Reuters.

However, Wieland warned against the use of excessively high minimum tax rates. In emerging and developing countries, for example, they would undermine opportunities to attract industry by means of tax incentives.

Reuters: "Scholz und Le Maire können sich 21 Prozent Mindeststeuer vorstellen"

Spiegel: "Scholz und Le Maire können sich Untergrenze von 21 Prozent vorstellen"

Deutsche Welle "Scholz und Le Maire unterstützen Pläne für Mindeststeuer"