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The haunted house at Disneyland Paris. Adrien Sifre/Flickr

Disneyland Paris: too big to fail?

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. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

OECD plan means governments no longer taxing in the dark

Country-by-country reporting is the big achievement of the OECD's plan to help stop multinational tax avoidance.
BHP Billiton’s Andrew Mackenzie said his firm has an effective tax rate of 45%. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

FactCheck: Is BHP Billiton Australia’s largest taxpayer, averaging $8-10b in tax a year?

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 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. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Not all corporate tax avoiders will be snared by new rules

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. AAP/Lukas Coch

Hockey moves on diverted profits but gives no estimate of revenue

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%. Nikki Short/AAP

Explainer: the ATO plan to deter corporate tax avoidance

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. AAP/Nikki Short

It’s time for Australians to rewind the media policy machine

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. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Labor’s multinational tax package misses the point

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. AAP/Nikki Short

Explainer: the difference between tax avoidance and evasion

Tax avoidance or tax evasion? One is legal and one isn't, but there are acres of grey area in-between.

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