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ACOSS says over 90% of investment in negatively geared housing stock applies to existing properties. Paul Millar/AAP Image

Include a crackdown on trusts in tax reform: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has called for the tax treatment of private trusts to be tightened, which it says could save $1.5 billion in 2017-18.
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Tax reform - can we ALL win?

Just what are the issues we need to watch when it comes to tax reform? Read this explainer.
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To cut fairly, Commission of Audit should look at tax expenditures

In the lead-up to a crucial federal budget in May, it could be argued that requiring the Commission of Audit to identify revenue trends that could pose a risk to the budget’s structural integrity could…
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Time for policymakers to address tax benefits from family trusts

Family trusts have featured heavily as part of recent media reporting of the circumstances of two very high-profile families: the Rineharts and the Obeids. Of course, these are not the only families that…

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