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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Business group says government should consider scrapping dividend imputation system to fund company tax rate of 20%

Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said Australia’s relatively high company tax rate and board corporate tax base “places Australia among the most heavily reliant on company tax across the OECD. by Eloise Keating

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Economic modelling only gives part of the answer to real tax reform

Modelling is useful in providing evidence for tax reform debate, but it's not godspeak. by Ben Phillips

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Government budget blowout as SMEs take advantage of $20,000 instant asset tax write-off

Treasury documents indicate the scheme will cost the government an additional $370 million over the next two years. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

'War' on multinational tax avoidance overlooks some obvious legal fixes

Last week Australia signed an agreement with 30 other countries to enable automatic exchange of country-by-country tax information of multinational enterprises. by Antony Ting

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Beware of the new tax rules when paying car allowances

Changes to tax law have made claiming car expense tax deductions simpler. by Terry Hayes

Monday, 25 January 2016

Google and Apple to pay back millions in taxes in the UK and Italy: Why calls are growing for the same thing to happen in Australia

Both Google and Apple are among 12 companies being investigated by the Australian Tax Office for alleged tax avoidance and representatives from both companies appeared before the Senate enquiry on corporate tax avoidance last April. by Ronelle Richards

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Capital gains small business tests catch out another taxpayer - but the reason why is unusual

Small business concessions in the Capital Gains Tax are valuable but are often complicated to work through. by Terry Hayes

Friday, 15 January 2016

Why politicians hate the idea of taxing the homes of 'the rich'

There is a real and understandable view that your main place of residence is off-limits from government intervention. by Michael William-Blissenden

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Federal government rejects calls to separate ATO’s policing and appeal powers

Twelve months ago. the Inspector-General of Taxation Ali Noroozi wrote to government highlighting lack of independence between the ATO’s original decision-makers and reviewers of those decisions. by Broede Carmody
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