A simpler company tax system would collect more and could fund a lower rate.
The budget looks good, for now. But the surge in taxable profits will subside as companies find ways to shift profits offshore. We've come up a better way to tax onshore what happens onshore.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says the cost of cash refunds has exploded.
Scrapping cash refunds on dividends could make the tax system fairer. But super funds could invest less in Australian companies.
Unions have loudly challenged the rise of foreign contract workers.
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Workers are getting ABNs and being employed as contractors responsible for their own tax payments. This is undercutting conditions and eroding the most important part of the nation's tax base.
Despite the prominence given to underemployment, ‘overemployment’ is more pervasive in Australia.
Australia's labour market does a relatively good job of accommodating the preferences of the majority of workers. But that's not to say there's no-one who wouldn't prefer to work more – or less.
Scott Morrison is continuing to make the case for the government’s company tax cut plan to be passed.
The volatile political debate between the two major parties about the long-term vision for tax has left small businesses in the lurch.
Oxfam estimates that at least A$21 trillion is hidden in tax havens.
Tax avoidance, or the use of legal arrangements to reduce tax, is rife. According to the Australian Tax Office (ATO), Australian companies in 2012 sent almost A$60 billion to related parties in tax havens…
Joe Hockey has “deep reservations” about the current role of the tax office.
Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has launched a fierce attack on the Australian Taxation Office, accusing it of having had “an…
Starbucks promised to pay more tax after a consumer boycott: Australians would be appalled at how little tax some transnational companies here pay.
In the UK the recent boycott of Starbucks by consumers has helped elicit a pledge from the coffee giant to pay £20 million in taxes over the next two years. In Australia, consumers would be appalled to…