Who will be left holding the potato?
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
Voodoo doll or an illustration of the Republican tax plan on income inequality?
Supply-side economics is the intellectual backbone of the argument that tax cuts for the wealthy will boost business investment, wages and growth. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Taxing inherited wealth builds in an incentive for the rich to give more and splurge less.
Taxing inherited wealth doesn't just generate revenue for the government. It encourages philanthropy.
Speaker Paul Ryan talks about the new GOP tax plan.
President Trump recently released his tax plan, but he's also said he wants to stimulate the economy with infrastructure spending. Is one more effective than the other at boosting growth?
The number of Americans who can get a tax break through their charitable contributions could tumble during the Trump administration.
The tax changes Trump and GOP lawmakers propose would reduce charitable giving, research suggests. But letting everyone use a tax break mostly enjoyed by the rich might prevent that.
Uproar from businesses in the South East disguises a complex picture with the financial crisis at its heart.
Rock and roll.
George Kerevan, Stephen Boyd and Katherine Trebeck see a world where employees are treated like just-in-time inventory.
The Australian system allows for fuel excise exemptions for off-road usage by the mining industry and by primary producers.
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Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
In response to the government's pre-election budget, Labor's Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh, a former professor of economics, describes an alternative economic plan.
Unfortunately, there’s no pill for the U.S. tax code.
Obama calls them insidious and others have described inversions as unpatriotic, but what they really do is show just how much of a mess the corporate tax code is.
Weighing in on inequality.
New figures reveal inequality in Britain and the effects of the redistributive tax and benefits system.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says now is not the right time for corporate tax cuts.
After a GST increase to finance big income tax cuts disappeared as a viable option for the May budget, attention centred on reducing the 30% company tax rate. But, assuming the government goes ahead with…
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos outlines the case for a cut in the company tax rate.
Cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos has made a strong pitch for giving priority to a company tax cut in the coming budget as the best way to boost growth, with a significant flow on for workers.
Trump certainly thinks his will.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?
Labor’s Chris Bowen and Bill Shorten announced plans for new tax rules, and the government, even as it attacked their plan, has also opened the door to changes to negative gearing.
The problem is there are already too many buyers willing to pay high prices, and negative gearing is designed to create more buyers willing to pay more.
US tax law in three pages? Good luck!
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The Republican presidential candidate wants to whittle the tax code down to three pages – from 74,000 in laws and interpretations. Is it possible?
Cameron concerned for the poor.
David Cameron dismissed the idea of a tax on sugary drinks, but perhaps he should have listened to the experts.
With Tony Abbott’s political capital at a new low, he’s shifting the focus from big reforms to small wins.
As the haze lifts (in the short term at least) on Canberra’s leadership ructions, we can see the extent of the car wreck that is Australia’s economic reform agenda. “Political uncertainty hits business…