Global Economy

EU Greenlights 15% Corporate Minimum Tax

Countries in the European Union are set to start collecting additional taxes in 2024 under a long-stalled global deal to set a minimum rate on company profits, after Hungary and Poland dropped their objections to the move.

In October 2021, 137 countries agreed to impose a 15% minimum tax on large companies, paving the way for the most significant overhaul of international tax rules in a century. By imposing the tax in each jurisdiction where a company operates, large countries aim to reduce tax-rate competition and the advantages of operating in a low-tax locale. Getting to that point took years of negotiations that often seemed close to collapse.


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