Myths that taxes on sugary drinks unfairly disadvantage the poor and will result in job losses don't hold up. Here's what the evidence says.
Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
Some Californians want to ban people from living in wildfire-prone areas. Behavioral economics offers a less heavy-handed approach to reducing the costs and risks.
Indonesia's state budget (APBN) for 2020 was signed into law without any meaningful resistance. It allocates US$180 billion for the next fiscal year.
Governments around the world lose about US$125 billion in revenues every year because of profit shifting to tax havens.
If the draft tax law is approved by the Indonesian parliament, individuals and businesses will be affected by at least six important changes.
A fundamental driver of inequality is the race to the bottom in how governments set their corporate tax rates.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?
Labor's childcare policy would do more for the economy than either side's proposed tax cuts.
Wealth inequality in South Africa is not only intolerably high, its also not reducing.
The next government can make its own luck, but it needs to focus on what matters and ignore the rest.
After some years the Coalition's proposals would cost $40 billion per year more than Labor's, but by then Labor will have probably cut tax further too.
The government has set out the tax benefit people in particular occupations would get in the long term under its plan, while Labor has announced funding for pathology from its cancer package.
The IRS already has all the info it needs from 40% of filers, yet lobbying by tax preparers is stymieing efforts to make the filing process simpler.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
Six years of Coalition government has had little impact on the tax system. It's not clear whether a Labor government would be any different.
The promised tax cuts will benefit high earners in 2022 and 2024, but by then they'll need it.
The opposition aims to put Medicare at the forefront of its campaigning, as it did in 2016. But there is a notable difference.