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June 10, 2013 6:13 pm

Tax reduction jargon explained

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Great Tax Race

The recent Group of Eight summit focused on the complex, but legal, methods that multinational companies use to reduce tax liabilities.

Multinational groups have for years routed profits through low-tax countries and used other techniques to minimise their bills. But as many developed economies adopt stringent austerity measures to reduce budget deficits, public attention is focusing on the effects of lost tax revenue on the global economy.

This interactive graphic explains some of the most common tax schemes.

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