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The government is still attempting to lower the corporate tax rate to compete globally. Ben Rushton/AAP

How the government can pay for its proposed company tax cuts

A cut in the Australian company tax rate to 25 or even 20% is important because it will attract foreign investment, boosting wages and the economy in Australia
Shareholders might be less likely to expect tax avoidance and may be pushing companies to pay their fair share. JONO SEARLE/AAP

Companies that pay more tax deliver shareholders better returns: new study

Shareholders appear to achieve greater returns from corporations which are less aggressive tax planners and pay a greater percentage of tax, according to a new pilot study.
Re-examining a survey of international studies on the price of beer, any tax increase will be only half as effective as planned in reducing consumption. Andy Rain/AAP

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

A new survey shows economic studies frequently report effects to be much larger than they actually are, leading to inflated claims about policy effectiveness and public benefit.
Academics put Hammond in the spotlight. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

Budget 2017: experts respond

Academics deliver their verdict on Philip Hammond.
Why so grim? Oh, tax cuts. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Why tax cuts make us less happy

The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.

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