The Turnbull government should be focusing on giving new businesses, not small businesses, a tax cut if the aim is ‘jobs and growth’.
Based on evidence, policies which seek to encourage job creation and innovation via a tax cut should preference large or new businesses, rather than small ones.
For Nick Xenophon, the past few days have brought home just how difficult things can become when you hold a great deal of crossbench power.
The trenchant stand that Nick Xenophon – who is usually a compromiser – and his team took this week against the omnibus bill saw a disconcerted government resort to a risky tactic.
William Hill is among the online bookies to be registered in the Northern Territory, where the tax and regulatory environment is more favourable.
No state wants to see its revenue base decline – particularly when the jurisdiction benefiting doesn’t even tax (or regulate) its bookies as well as it might.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a tough job of rekindling a weak economy.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used part of his address to the national press club to sell the company tax cut.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
The GOP has a proposal on the table that could send shockwaves through the tax avoidance industry.
The Conservatives may be willing to sacrifice what’s left of the UK’s beleaguered social model to maintain the City’s global status.
The one audience that was prepared for a hard Brexit, it seems, was the City of London.
Norweigian oil rig.
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Paul Cleary makes a good case as to why Australia should follow Norway as an example of how to tax miners in Trillion Dollar Baby.
The amount of tax payable from Australian corporations went down in this latest report.
As long as the ATO doesn't question why companies are reporting zero tax payable on their income, the public won't know if serious tax avoidance is happening.
The new head of the Business Council of Australia, Grant King, needs to change his tune to remain relevant.
The new president of the Business Council of Australia Grant King will need to change his message on company tax and other issues to really remain relevant.
It may be a little too early to tell if certain aspects of the so-called Google Tax will be tough in practise.
There are still a few real-world tests the Diverted Profits Tax or "Google Tax" will have to face before the government can claim it's among the toughest in the world.
Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
Many Australian farmers rely on backpackers to meet their labour needs at harvest time.
The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.
A zero rate for business could actually be a progressive move and would reflect the anti-bureaucratic spirit of Brexit.
Unequal access to housing has considerable long-term effects far beyond just property ownership.
New research finds higher property prices are associated with higher household income and spending inequality.
Many seniors pay less than younger workers on the same income as a result of special tax breaks for seniors.
The federal government could save about A$1 billion a year by changing three unfair tax breaks for older Australians, a new report says.
They might be certain, but they don’t have to be brutal.
Tax systems in post-colonial Africa need to be reformed. For instance, there ought to be rebates for advancing moral good or educating future taxpayers.
Australian businesses should learn from the example of Brexit and wait to act.
Australian businesses should wait and rethink long term strategies in response to Trump's election in the US.
President Jacob Zuma Sleeping in Parliament during medium term budget presentation.
The video which shows South African President Jacob Zuma sleeping in parliament during the 2016 mid term budget is symptomatic of a much larger problem of lack of respect for the public.