The International Trade Union Confederation has alleged in a report that Chevron is being challenged in a number of countries on their global tax practices.
Actions by tax authorities and courts will confirm whether the report is accurate in due course, but the report is timely. The Australian government has expressed its concern that the momentum built up during its 2014 presidency of the G20 to target multinational tax avoidance has been lost.
While progress may be lacking on the legislative front, the report suggests that tax authorities are being assertive in attempting to hold multinationals to account in support of their tax positions.
But it is one thing to challenge - the linked article highlights that these matters can take more than a decade to resolve.
Chevron's tax filings face repeated challenges from the United States and other global tax authorities, according to a new union-backed report that calls on world governments to crack down on the energy giant's alleged profit-shifting tactics. The world's largest trade union body, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), has called for a global investigation into Chevron's tax schemes. It said the US Internal Revenue Service had rejected the energy giant's tax filings for the past seven years and that other world governments have done the same.