On November 11, 2021, Members of European Parliament (MEPs) gave their final green light to new rules obliging big multinationals to publicly declare the taxes they pay in each EU country, to undermine tax avoidance.
Multinationals and their subsidiaries with annual revenues over EUR 750 million - and which are active in more than one EU country - will now have to publish the amount of tax they pay in each member state. This information will also need to be made available on the internet, using a common template and in a machine-readable format.
The directive will enter into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal. Member states will then have 18 months to transpose the law into their national laws. This means that businesses will need to be complying with the first provisions of the directive by mid-2024.