The Greens hailed their deal with the government on tax as a “huge win for transparency”.
A last-minute compromise between the government and the Greens will remove the secrecy around the tax affairs of an estimated 281 private companies.
Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan and Treasurer Scott Morrison have their sights set on multinational tax avoidance.
The tax law established pre-internet is failing to keep up with the digital economy.
Independent traders in Crickhowell are moving their businesses 'offshore' to avoid paying tax. Here's how.
The tax haven structures associated with Chevron Australia’s US parent have come to light.
A court decision slugging Chevron Australia with a tax bill also reveals the use of an accounting measure that obscures tax paid in Australia.
Starbucks and Fiat must each pay up to €30m in tax repayments after the EU competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestager, ruled deals they made with the Netherlands and Luxembourg counted as unlawful state…
The haunted house at Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris has lost money every year but one since it opened. So why doesn't Disney shut it down?
OECD Director of Tax Pascal Saint-Amans has been a strong advocate of global cooperation on tax avoidance.
Country-by-country reporting is the big achievement of the OECD's plan to help stop multinational tax avoidance.
Transparency and public accountability should extend to private companies.
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They say forcing private companies to disclose their taxable income will lead to kidnap. But that's just the beginning of the poor excuses.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is going after a group of multinationals who he says are not paying their “fair share” of tax.
The distinction between where a corporation's customers are and where it operates is an important one.
Getting serious on tax avoidance will require global buy-in.
Pushback from business is the real issue standing in the way of a successful crackdown on multinational tax avoidance.
A ragged record. UK and corruption.
David Cameron's call for an era of clean money has opened the door to a host of problems for the powerful as capitalism struggles into a new era.
Freedom from regulation won’t come cheap for HSBC.
HSBC: Instead of threatening governments try becoming a model bank.
BHP Billiton’s Andrew Mackenzie said his firm has an effective tax rate of 45%.
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BHP Billiton's Andrew Mackenzie says his firm is Australia's largest taxpayer, pays an average of $8 - $10 billion of tax in Australia every year and has an effective tax rate of 45%. Is that right?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised an effective tool to combat complex tax avoidance.
A close look at Hockey's tax avoidance laws aimed at multinationals like Apple and Google, shows they can avoid them.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced new rules allowing the Tax Commissioner will have the power to to recover unpaid taxes and issue a fine of an extra 100% of unpaid taxes, plus interest.
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Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced a budget crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
The budget will toughen anti-avoidance measures to crack down on the profit-shifting being undertaken by 30 multinational companies that have been identified by the Taxation Office.
Apple Australia Corporate Vice President Tony King told a senate committee the company’s effective tax rate was above 30%.
A new formula adopted by the ATO is likely to act as both a detection tool and deterrent to corporate tax avoidance.
While Microsoft, Google and Apple have had to answer questions in Canberra about whether they meet their tax obligations, their media activities seemingly defy regulation.
Current regulations are a complete mismatch for today's media practices and structures. While politicians shy from the debate, it's time to heed public opinion and revisit the Finkelstein Report.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh have said their multinational tax package will make big firms pay their fair share.
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The tax package recently announced by the Federal Labor party is clearly well intentioned but it misses the point about multinationals paying their fair share.
Microsoft Corporation’s Bill Sample, Google Australia’s Maile Carnegie and Corporate Vice President of Apple Australia Tony King appeared before Senate committee public hearings on corporate tax avoidance last week.
Tax avoidance or tax evasion? One is legal and one isn't, but there are acres of grey area in-between.