This podcast discusses the latest tax policy developments related to the OECD minimum tax and the US corporate minimum tax.
Every Tuesday in May, Jennifer Spang is taking over the podcast to share the latest on income tax accounting — recent global and US tax policy developments, standard setting activity, and tax accounting considerations related to common transactions, such as business combinations and spin-offs.
To kick off the series, Heather Horn and Jenn are joined by Pat Brown, the co-leader of PwC's Washington National Tax Services practice, to share insights on the OECD and the US minimum corporate tax legislation.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 2:09 - An overview of OECD’s Pillar Two model rules
  • 4:30 - The status of Pillar Two’s enactment in various jurisdictions
  • 10:48 - The differences between the US corporate alternative minimum tax and the OECD Pillar Two minimum tax
  • 20:58 - The response from the FASB and IASB to the accounting implications of Pillar Two enactment
  • 27:45 - What companies can do now considering the uncertainty of enactment of Pillar Two
  • 37:54 - The different treatment of tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act and Pillar Two
  • 56:19 - Final advice for organizations on global tax policy
For more information, read our publications on what you need to know about Pillar Two, the responses from standard setters, and accounting for the Inflation Reduction Act.
About our guests
Jennifer Spang is PwC’s National Office income tax accounting leader, specializing in tax accounting under US GAAP and IFRS. She has over 25 years of experience helping companies in a variety of industries navigate complex tax accounting matters.
Pat Brown is PwC’s Washington National Tax Services co-leader. Prior to joining PwC, he spent 16 years in the private sector, including a role as the director of tax policy for a Fortune 50 company. Pat has also served in the US Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy as an attorney-advisor and as Associate International Tax Counsel.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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