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With the second and third releases of ATO tax transparency data, the was no reaction from the financial markets at all, not even for those firms included in the disclosures. BEN RUSHTON/AAP

Revealing how much tax companies pay doesn’t move markets or reduce tax avoidance

Mandatory tax return disclosures for large companies were designed to increase public awareness of tax avoidance - but a new study reveals they may not work.
Anyone can use a discretionary trust but the beneficiaries of trusts are usually all part of the one family or extended family. Joel Carrett/AAP

Family trusts often cause more harm than good

Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.
If Australia adopted a similar approach to the Hong Kong to eliminate debt loading abuse, United States oil and gas giant Chevron would have been denied A$6.275 billion in interest deductions. Ray Strange/AAP

Chevron is just the start: modelling shows how many billions in revenue the government is missing out on

New modelling shows governments need to ensure that corporations benefiting from the use of Australia's resources, are contributing the same as they do in other jurisdictions.
A load worth bearing? Shutterstock

The super rich and tax: lifters or leaners?

A recent report from think tank Per Capita highlighted increasing concern over inequality in Australia’s taxation system, particularly whether high income earners are paying their fair share of tax. Despite…
From July, the ATO will be able to levy new fines on self-managed superannuation fund trustees. Shutterstock

Taxing times for self-managed super funds

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) are the fastest growing sector of the superannuation industry, spiking by 33% between 2008 and 2012, putting them in the sights of both the super industry and…
Tax evasion campaigns are not new, but with them often comes an amnesty designed to maximise government revenue. HM Revenue & Customs/Flickr

Give the wealthy a tax amnesty, the budget needs it

The Australian Taxation Office continues its campaign to track down the offshore bank accounts of wealthy Australians, amid a global effort to improve tax transparency. One option the ATO has in its kit…
Joe Hockey has “deep reservations” about the current role of the tax office. AAP/Alan Porritt

Hockey signals watchdog on tax office

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Australian Taxation Office, accusing it of having had “an…
Chris Jordan will start in his role as Australia’s Federal Tax Commissioner in January 2013. AAP

Challenges await Australia’s new Tax Commissioner

In January 2013, Mr Chris Jordan AO starts as Federal Commissioner of Taxation in charge of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). He follows Mr Michael D’Ascenzo AO, who was not reappointed after his seven-year…
The Coalition has ruled out increasing GST, despite calls from former Prime Minister John Howard for GST to apply to food. But could a policy change be in the wings? AAP

Coalition must come clean on plans for GST

There is almost unanimous agreement among mainstream economists, tax experts, Treasury, business and even politicians (albeit very quietly) that the Goods and Services Tax will have to be increased and…

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