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Joe Hockey says negative gearing tax reform can't be ruled out, but the family home is off limits

Treasurer Joe Hockey, launching the government's discussion paper on tax reform in Melbourne today, has refused to rule out changes to negative gearing. by Jonathan Chancellor

Tax discussion paper: Treasury makes the case for higher GST rate

The federal government has added artillery to its arsenal should it choose to push ahead for changes to the goods and services tax, with the tax discussion paper released by Treasury on the weekend making a strong case for change. by Eloise Keating

Tax discussion paper: Zero company tax for SMEs flagged

Australian small businesses would pay zero company tax but forfeit a range of tax concessions under one of the proposals flagged in the federal government’s tax discussion paper. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 26 March 2015

“I’ll give the ATO everything I have on you”: $30 million tax bill quashed after adviser’s extortion threat

Serial entrepreneur Gary Donoghue has had his $30 million tax bill quashed after the Federal Court found the Australian Tax Office acted unlawfully in pursuing its claim. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Govt’s 1.5% tax cut to include all small businesses, including those not incorporated

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson will extend the federal government’s proposed small-business tax cut to all small enterprises, regardless of the structure in which they operate. by Eloise Keating

R&D tax concessions: even accountants think they’re too hard

The federal government’s Research and Development Tax Incentives are so complicated even accountants think they are too hard to navigate. by Kirsten Robb

Bruce Billson denies the government is under pressure to dump 1.5% small business tax cut

Small Business Minister Bruce Billson has played down speculation he and Prime Minister Tony Abbott are under pressure to drop the government’s proposed 1.5% company tax cut for small businesses. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 23 March 2015

Fast Lane: small business keeps on getting screwed on tax

Have you noticed there is one set of rules for small business and another set entirely for big businesses? by Cara Waters

Friday, 20 March 2015

Netflix won’t collect GST in Australia as debate heats up

The debate over GST reform has flared up again following confirmation Netflix will be exempt from passing on the GST to its customers when it launches in Australia next week. by Broede Carmody
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