Poll: Tax inversions a good deal for shareholders

The flight of capital from the United States due to tax inversions has been a heated debate over the past few weeks, and it doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.

In the latest CNBC Global CFO Council poll, members were asked to weigh in on inversions—given their collective ability to offer an unparalleled frontline view on the topic.

The CFO Council represents some of the largest public and private companies in the world and collectively manage more than $2 trillion in market capitalization across a wide variety of sectors.

At this year's Delivering Alpha conference—presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor—U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew explicitly stated that measures must be taken to ensure that companies stay here at home.

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Off the back of Treasury Secretary Lew's statements, we asked the council to weigh in with their tax-inversion thoughts.

Of those who responded, 71 percent agree that inversions are good for their investors. None of the council members surveyed said that inversions were a negative for shareholders.

One of the often-heard mantras in the inversion debate is that such actions can be considered "unpatriotic," but 59 percent disagreed with that idea. When it comes to Congress making any reforms preventing inversions, only 18 percent think action will happen by the end of this year.

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When asked about the need for overall corporate taxation reform, all of the CFO Council members who responded to the survey said Congress needs to make changes. However, they are not so convinced it will happen anytime soon: 65 percent said they do not believe Congress will pass any form of corporate tax reform in 2015.

The pessimism regarding tax reforms and the more favorable view of tax inversions makes sense when looking at the CFO Council's sentiment regarding corporate taxation—more than 80 percent said their firm is unfairly taxed in the United States.

The complete results of the CNBC Global CFO Council survey can be found below:

What is your perspective on the U.S. economy today?

February May August
Strongly Declining 0 0 0
Modestly Declining 5.6 5.8 0
Stable 27.8 5.8 29.41
Modestly Improving 55.6 88.24 70.59
Strongly Improving 11.10 0 0
Source: CNBC Global CFO Council/65% response rate

What is your assessment of the global economy today?

February May August
Strongly Declining 0 0 0
Modestly Declining 16.7 17.65 35.29
Stable 38.9 35.29 35.29
Modestly Improving 38.9 47.06 29.41
Strongly Improving 5.60 0 0
Source: CNBC Global CFO Council/65% response rate