When vested interests are attacked they create myths and battle plans. It's the surest sign you are on the right track.
Establishing artists could benefit if New Zealand introduces a proposed capital gains tax that excludes any profit made on the sale of collectables and artworks.
The heated debate about New Zealand's proposed introduction of a capital gains tax overlooks the fact it would bring tax cuts for most New Zealanders.
At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.
The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time is now.
The Trump administration is considering a change to how capital gains taxes are calculated that would save investors roughly $100 billion over a decade.
New modelling shows negative gearing and capital gains taxes can be reformed in a way that doesn't impact poorer investors.
Who is entitled to the increase in value created by planning approvals, new infrastructure, population growth or urban development? For John Stuart Mill, the answer would have been the community.
Australians are in favour of housing affordability changes that the government still doesn't support, an ANU poll shows.
As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
The Economics Society of Australia (ESA) Monash Forum polled economists on whether capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed.
The government has yet to address a major incentive to put assets into super and hold them until the retirement phase.
In his 2017/18 budget speech, South Africa's finance minister Pravin Gordhan opted to focus on taxing high income earners to find desperately needed money.
Arguments about reducing the tax burden of companies tend to get associated with rabid neoliberals. Here's why they needn't be.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said that Australia spends more at a Commonwealth level on negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts than it does on child care or higher education. Is he right?
A 2014 memo from the RBA is being used like a political football in the current election campaign, but this was never its intended purpose.
Think tank makes case for cutting capital gains tax discount.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that Labor's negative gearing policy would deliver "massive shocks" to the residential housing market and drive all investors away. Does that claim stack up?
Malcolm Turnbull has not totally removed changes to capital gains tax from the options on the tax table – despite appearing to do so in Question Time.
The problem is there are already too many buyers willing to pay high prices, and negative gearing is designed to create more buyers willing to pay more.