The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
There is an alternative tax approach that would make for a more just society.
State and federal leaders seem as far away as ever from an agreement on the direction of tax reform.
A last-minute compromise between the government and the Greens will remove the secrecy around the tax affairs of an estimated 281 private companies.
Calls for GST on banking make sense, but working out the ultimate benefit is no easy task.
There are far too many financial incentives keeping older Australians from choosing to downsize.
The tax law established pre-internet is failing to keep up with the digital economy.
Australia has never been like Silicon Valley or Israel, so we can't afford to rule out tax incentives to encourage startups.
It's not a new idea, but one that warrants a fresh look given the property bubbles in Australia and New Zealand.
The tax mix switch logic the government seems to be pursuing is unlikely to have the desired effect.
Tax systems are notoriously bad for doing things other than raising revenue.
Call me naïve, but I can't see why Malcolm Turnbull would rush to an election early next year after flagging he will go full term.
Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos made some obvious but fundamental points when talking on Sunday about Malcolm Turnbull and tax reform.
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
Before we consider scrapping dividend imputation it's essential we consider the alternatives.
Governments may pledge to stop big companies from exploiting tax avoidance loopholes, but are they being honest?
Country-by-country reporting is the big achievement of the OECD's plan to help stop multinational tax avoidance.
The two-year BEPS project is just a band-aid for a deeply flawed system.
They say forcing private companies to disclose their taxable income will lead to kidnap. But that's just the beginning of the poor excuses.
The distinction between where a corporation's customers are and where it operates is an important one.