A pair of influential Senate Democrats have introduced a bill aimed at stopping multinational corporations from taking advantage of tax havens abroad.

Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., introduced the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act, also known as the CUT Loopholes Act, or S. 268, on Monday. The bill was introduced in the midst of a congressional and White House showdown over the impending budget sequestration and growing calls for corporate tax reform, but builds on earlier legislation introduced by Levin in previous congressional terms (see Senators Introduce Bill to Cut Tax Loopholes). This bill, which closes loopholes and strengthens enforcement measures against offshore tax haven abuse, could raise nearly $200 billion over 10 years, according to estimates.

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