US business group sound UK tax warning

Plans to reform the taxation of foreign profits in the UK could have an
adverse effect on inward investment, a group of US multinationals has warned.

The National Foreign Trade Council, which represents 300 US businesses with
operations abroad, has written to chancellor Alistair Darling arguing that some
measures the government is planning to adopt could ‘have the effect of
discouraging the inward investment from the US, which historically has been so
important to the UK economy’.

The FT reports that the main issues the US organisation is concerned
about are changes to taxes on property, intra-group treasury operations and
post-acquisition restructuring.

There are also fears for the onerous burden of compliance with some
anti-avoidance measures.

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