ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Tim McDonald
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Tim McDonald

Chair of the taxation committee, USCIB

TimTim McDonald, vice president of global taxes, Procter & Gamble

Tim McDonald, senior vice president of global taxes at Procter & Gamble, is one of the most respected tax professionals in US business today. He wields considerable influence as chairperson of the taxation committee at the US Council for International Business.

McDonald brings formidable economic knowledge and in-house expertise to discussions with US and OECD policymakers. He can speak up for businesses precisely because he knows the inner workings of tax departments so well.

It wasn’t so surprising when McDonald took over from Will Morris, deputy leader of global tax at PwC, in 2021. He may warn against some of the more radical proposals in international reform, but he favours change for the sake of stopping tax nationalism in its tracks.

By ‘tax nationalism’, McDonald means the rise of the digital services tax and other attempts to extend national taxing rights to multinational companies. Despite the difficulty of pillars one and two approved, McDonald can see a positive outcome where the international system would be stabilised.

However, this means the arm’s-length principle has to survive in some form. There are more difficulties in settling the details of pillar one before it can be implemented. But McDonald is one voice the OECD would be foolish to ignore.

Global Tax 50 2022

Breaking down the entire 50 individually according to the impact they made would require too granular an approach. Each entry is in alphabetical order as part of categories, i.e. individuals, to make it simpler to navigate.

Industry figures
Tax authorities
Public officials
Noteworthy individuals
Vice president of global transfer pricing and tax disputes, Johnson & Johnson
Chair of tax policy group, BusinessEurope
Director and head of international tax for Meta Latin America
Head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Executive vice president of global tax and treasury, Unilever
Global head of tax, Siemens
Chair of the taxation committee, USCIB
Chair of the tax committee at BIAC
Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency
Commissioner of SARS
Minister of Revenue, New Zealand
Former IRS commissioner
Commissioner of the State Tax Administration
Executive secretary of ATAF
Director of direct taxation, coordination, economic analysis and evaluation, European Commission
Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Nigeria
US president
Departing president of Brazil
Secretariat of the economy, Mexico
Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
Co-chairs of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee)
Commissioner for the economy, European Commission
Minister of finance, Indonesia
Head of TIWB secretariat
Prime minister of Japan
US senators
Director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, Thai Ministry of Finance
Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee
Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Head of the GloBE unit, OECD
President of Colombia
Acting deputy director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Former director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Lord of Kingswood, UK
Minister of finance and corporate affairs, India
UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Secretary of the US Treasury
CEO and global chairman, EY
Tax attorney, blogger and podcaster, Taxgirl
Former Uber lobbyist
Director of Tax Research UK
Director of Tax Policy Associates
CEO of Opportunity Green
Chief executive of Tax Justice Network
Acting director of TaxWatch
Former responsible tax lead at PIRC
Chief executive of Fair Tax Foundation
Director of the ICIJ
Principal analyst for CICTAR
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