The Americas: Let common sense prevail

Author: | Published: 23 Sep 2014
Do any more US politicians want to blame companies for the country’s inversion issues?
It is rare that a piece of corporate accounting and tax planning should be the topic of wide public discourse. But the number of US tax inversion deals launched over the past year has sparked both the public's and politicians' interest.

This has been further heightened by the involvement of several household names in these types of deals. Pfizer, Burger King, and Walgreens (which eventually decided against a tax inversion despite a merger with British company Alliance Boots).

The response has been a mix of corporate shaming, proposed legislation, and discussions about...