International bank tax mulled over
Banking tax could be introduced
An international tax on banks is on the drawing board, with the International
Monetary Fund looking at proposals.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund,
suggested during questions at the IMF’s annual meeting that a bank tax was on
the agenda, although a transactional or Tobin Tax was unlikely, reported
“Having special funding coming from the financial sector is something we’ll work
on,” said Strauss-Kahn.
But he added that a Tobin tax was impractical and simplistic.
“It’s a question asked by the G20 and we think it’s a very valid question,”
said its deputy managing director John Lipski.