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.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says he wants a ‘better tax system with a better mix’.
The tax mix switch logic the government seems to be pursuing is unlikely to have the desired effect.
Guiyu, China: where electronic goods go to die.
Splitting the Goods and Services Tax in two, and taxing goods at a higher rate, would help to reflect the extra environmental damage done by products that are bought and later thrown in the rubbish.
Starbucks and Fiat must each pay up to €30m in tax repayments after the EU competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestager, ruled deals they made with the Netherlands and Luxembourg counted as unlawful state…
A few changes in South Africa’s tax administration will have a huge impact on business.
South Africa has sent a strong signal against tax evasion and is planning to introduce a carbon tax. There are also incentives for employers keen on taking inexperienced job seekers.
The government has compromised on Family Tax Benefit measures from the 2014 budget that failed to pass the Senate.
The government’s revised Family Tax Benefit proposals will still have some significant negative impacts on low-income families, but they are not as regressive as the 2014 budget.
You are now three times less likely to win the big prize. So why don't we run for the hills?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated that changes to superannuation are on the table.
Submissions to the government's taxation white paper show support for reducing concessions for superannuation but with no clear agreement on how to do this.
Australia’s tax and transfer system is highly progressive and benefits more people than is generally acknowledged.
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The Productivity Commission has just released a timely new working paper that sheds light on how Australia’s tax and transfer system functions to distribute income across the population both at a point…
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?
Badly Drawn Dad
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.