More than A$72 billion has been paid in dividends in 2016-17.
Rather than lifting investment, Australian businesses have chosen to return cash to shareholders in the form of record dividends and share buybacks.
George Bush’s infamous Bush Tax Cuts have dogged America’s finances ever since.
In 2003, US President George W. Bush campaigned on a 10-year ‘economic plan’ for "jobs and growth". If it sounds familiar, it should.
Australia’s relatively high corporate tax rate is said to deter foreign investors while the dividend imputation system does nothing to attract them.
If our dividend imputation system makes it unattractive for non-resident investors in Australian companies, why not extend tax offsets on franked dividends to them?
Apple will pay a dividend to shareholders for the first time since 1995, as it considers how to spend its amassed warchest.
Apple today announced it would pay its first shareholder dividends in almost 20 years, marking a distinct break from the late Steve Jobs’ “no dividends” policy. The world’s biggest corporation by market…