In 2013, the European Commission started a wave of investigating tax arrangements between several EU countries, including some tax havens (e.g., Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) and multinational enterprises (MNEs), especially U.S. firms. Tax arrangements that were agreed upon years ago suddenly moved into the focus of the…Read more
How does climate change affect firms and the global economy? And what are the real effects of net-zero transition? A new method developed by TRR 266 researcher Laurence van Lent and his co-authors helps to answer these and further questions.Read more
Panacea or placebo: does a relaxation of accounting rules help banks survive during a financial crisis?
Panacea or placebo? Ulf Brüggemann, Jannis Bischof & Holger Daske outline, whether a relaxation of accounting rules help banks to survive a crisis. A burning issue COVID19 brought back on the agenda.Read more
Due to increased pressure from a variety of sources, the attention around corporate tax risk management has recently grown. While the relation between tax planning and tax risk is well researched, little is known about tax risk management and how it influences tax outcomes,…Read more
From the ski jumping hill to organizations: In a new study, TRR 266 researcher Christian Hofmann, together with Jan Bouwens and Christopher Lechner, shows that ski jumping judges favor athletes from the same nation – and highlights how these findings can be used in a corporate context. The bottom…Read more
The introduction of the global minimum tax (GloBE, also known as Pillar Two) leads to criticism by affected firms. The solution: firms should be exempted from filing a GloBE declaration for those countries where it is likely that they easily meet the agreed minimum tax rate via.Read more
Due to an intense media coverage of firms‘ tax avoidance strategies, many firms worry about their reputation. The increase in media attention has raised both firms’ and tax authorities’ sensitivity towards the provided tax information. The cases of global firms that avoid taxes and exhibit low or zero Effective…Read more
TRR 266‘s main locations are Paderborn University (Coordinating University), HU Berlin, and University of Mannheim. All three locations have been centers for accounting and tax research for many years. They are joined by researchers from LMU Munich, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Goethe University Frankfurt, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and University of Cologne who share the same research agenda.