There has been a great deal of research, planning and talking to come up with solutions to South Africa's higher education funding crisis. Some of these plans must now be put into action.
Do the Chancellor’s sums add up.
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Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
Australia is above the OECD average for some taxes, below average for others.
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Australian Council of Social Service chief Cassandra Goldie told Q&A that Australia is among the lowest-taxing countries in the OECD. Is that accurate?
Economic reality has intruded on rosy budget predictions for years now and the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook may soon challenge Treasurer Scott Morrison’s forecasts.
Budget repair was put off till later, and the net impact of decisions in the budget was small, but it will be easier to defend in the coming election campaign than some other recent efforts.
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.
Apple, Google and Facebook are in a row over taxes in Europe.
Corporate taxation is a concern for governments and businesses because of their divergent interests.
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?
Shedding little light. Google under scrutiny.
Scutiny of the £130m settlement leaves the Public Accounts Select Committee
struggling to follow the HMRC strategy.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget fell short on cost-cutting details.
The budget showed some sense of urgency but still fell short on implementation plans. There should have been more, particularly details on cost-cutting initiatives.
There are some relatively easy administrative ways of tackling bracket creep.
These three tax areas have become mired in poor analysis and misconceptions.
Is Britain offering enough protection for its diverse pool of small businesses?
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.
BHP Billiton’s Andrew Mackenzie said his firm has an effective tax rate of 45%.
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BHP Billiton's Andrew Mackenzie says his firm is Australia's largest taxpayer, pays an average of $8 - $10 billion of tax in Australia every year and has an effective tax rate of 45%. Is that right?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced new rules allowing the Tax Commissioner will have the power to to recover unpaid taxes and issue a fine of an extra 100% of unpaid taxes, plus interest.
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Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Apple Australia Corporate Vice President Tony King told a senate committee the company’s effective tax rate was above 30%.
A new formula adopted by the ATO is likely to act as both a detection tool and deterrent to corporate tax avoidance.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh have said their multinational tax package will make big firms pay their fair share.
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The tax package recently announced by the Federal Labor party is clearly well intentioned but it misses the point about multinationals paying their fair share.
The corporate tax wrecking ball may fall hardest on workers.
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It may sound ironic, but eliminating corporate income taxes is a progressive idea that would lift wages, investment and the economy.
Questioning the government’s approach to business tax.
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The conventional political wisdom is that small companies should be nurtured and supported, but their effective tax burden has grown.
Companies that try to aggressively avoid tax face scrutiny from activists and journalists.
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Some may be surprised to hear the Corporate Tax Association (CTA) is calling for greater transparency around the tax paid by companies. One may ask why major companies would prefer to enhance transparency…
It is true that our “headline” (or statutory) corporate tax rate of 30% is higher than that of many other countries.
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“Well, Jon, the Government’s about to bring in a 1.5% corporate, or company, tax cut from the 1st of July. That’s something that obviously we support, because (the) corporate tax rate at 30% is not competitive…
The first incarnation of the now-gone mining tax focused on economic rent. Is targeting powerful rent seekers too hard?
Tax is back in the spotlight with coalition MPs and the Australia Institute talking about getting rid of some of the exemptions to the GST. There has also been a lot of talk about whether or not corporate…