The UK has announced a new 25 percent tax for multinational companies that dodge taxation in the region, with big tech companies called out as major culprits.
The Federal Opposition is taking the hard line on multinational companies that avoid tax, including a subtle swipe at Apple for paying less tax in Australia than local retailer Harvey Norman.
The preliminary results of a European Union investigation sound like tax trouble is brewing for Amazon.
A government review into competition policy has suggested dropping parallel import restrictions and geoblocking limitations to give Australians access to cheaper prices.
A company identified only as "M" in a China news story owes $137 million for back taxes, according to a report.
Come 2015, Ireland plans to start doing away with the "Double Irish" tax structure, which has allowed companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to shelter billion of dollars in profits from taxes.
The factory, which was not included in Microsoft's acquisition deal due to ongoing tax issues with the Indian government, is the last production facility in operation at Nokia.
European Union officials contend that a Luxembourg ruling from 2003 could represent an improper tax shelter and thus require Amazon to pay back taxes.
Major corporations such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope as the Senate targets multinational companies for tax avoidance.
The European Commission's competition regulator says something looks fishy in "selective" treatment of Apple by Irish authorities, and he wants answers.