Not all the measures listed fit the definition of a tax.
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The Opposition is fond of saying that the government has imposed 17 new or increased taxes. Is that right?
Treasurer Joe Hockey addresses a forum of Tax Institute and Chartered Accountants from Australia and New Zealand, on Monday.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has delivered yet another address saying income tax cuts must be given. That gets him an easy headline but tells us very little about the government’s plans. Hockey has also given…
Treasurers have agreed the GST should be levied on overseas purchases, but working out how to collect it is another matter.
The Australian Government's plan to make offshore companies collect and pass on GST has thrown up more questions than answers.
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.
A ragged record. UK and corruption.
David Cameron's call for an era of clean money has opened the door to a host of problems for the powerful as capitalism struggles into a new era.
Major emitters of fossil fuels in South Africa are opposed to a carbon tax.
The general response to carbon tax is not a positive one, but it may be something South Africa will need to accept.
The South African government should consider other options to raise revenue instead of the proposed increase in VAT.
South Africa's left wing trade unions may have found an unlikely ally in their objection to the proposed VAT hike. The OECD says there are other options South Africa could consider to raise revenue.
Too much meat is bad for our health and the environment, so why not tax it while giving veggies a free pass?
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If GST was added to meat, the government could raise billions of dollars in revenue while also encouraging shoppers to eat more veggies - a lipsmacking prospect for public health and the environment.
Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.”
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Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?
Are savers and pensioners in the chancellor’s sights?
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A "triple lock" election commitment to keep taxes down is just pushing the pursuit of revenue into other areas -- with the threat of more to come.
Rethinking tax is harder than it looks.
Even when everyone agrees on the need for reform, there's no guarantee we'll ever see it happen.
The penny drops? A fight over UN tax oversight was overblown.
The near collapse of development talks in Ethiopia left campaigners angry, but they have more irons in the fire.
Who is paying the most?
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In his budget, George Osborne said that we are all in this together. A look at the evidence shows that we're not.
Worse off than before.
Despite the announcement of a living wage, less well off families are actually set to be worse off.
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
Tough as old boots. Osborne prepares a hard budget for some.
Commitments made at election time have a habit of tying the Chancellor's hands come budget day.
If Scotland gets control over its tax arrangements, transfer pricing within the UK will be a big problem - the amber nectar is a classic case in point.
Peter Costello believes the Liberals are destroying their economic credentials.
It's no secret that Peter Costello doesn't give a high mark to the Abbott government, and every now and then he uses his column in News Corp papers to call it out.
Tax switch puts the boot on the other foot.
The dawn of online government is supposed to help transfer power to the masses. But measures introduced last month look more like a state embellishing its power.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says fairness is in the eye of the beholder.
In launching its national "conversation" about tax reform, the Abbott government is caught between the policy imperative of "leading" and the political requirement of "listening".