There are many good things about the budget, including the promised cut to the payroll, but many of the key commitments relating to how policies will support growth are, at best, pointers.
Five months into his prime ministership, it is difficult to know what Malcolm Turnbull really stands for, and his government risks paralysis as a result.
Many of us are happy for governments to increase spending on public services, but we don't like the idea of higher taxes. There are some good reasons for this.
The finger of blame has been pointed at HMRC over the multinational's 'sweetheart deal'. That's not fair.
The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
Global measures to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals will take some time to deliver. And there's still work to be done locally.
How tax authorities decide to treat virtual currencies like bitcoin may determine whether they thrive or die.
There is an alternative tax approach that would make for a more just society.
The Republican presidential candidate wants to whittle the tax code down to three pages – from 74,000 in laws and interpretations. Is it possible?
Independent traders in Crickhowell are moving their businesses 'offshore' to avoid paying tax. Here's how.
Governments may pledge to stop big companies from exploiting tax avoidance loopholes, but are they being honest?
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.
The Opposition is fond of saying that the government has imposed 17 new or increased taxes. Is that right?
The distinction between where a corporation's customers are and where it operates is an important one.
The Australian Government's plan to make offshore companies collect and pass on GST has thrown up more questions than answers.
The tax treatment of Bitcoin has been holding back the industry in Australia, but gradually the rules are changing.
The South African government should weigh its decision carefully whether to increase value added tax (VAT) as indirect taxes fall most heavily on the poor and the middle class.
A package of tax reform, including a GST with a broader base, would help grow the Australian economy.
Real estate is favourably taxed in Australia, and it will continue to bite the housing market unless there is serious reform.
Lessons for Meg Hillier from her predecessor Margaret Hodge in overseeing the government's public spending.