Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech was aimed at middle and lower income earners.
The Labor Party has signalled that equality and fairness will form the centrepiece of its policy framework - but there will be challenges to that if it wins office in May.
Labor will provide a bigger tax refund than the Liberals for 3.6 million Australians.
Unveiled in his budget reply on Thursday night, Shorten said this would be the “most important investment in Medicare since Bob Hawke created it”.
More Americans agree with plans to raise taxes on the wealthy.
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.
Skat was the name of the Danish tax agency. It’s also a term of affection.
Other countries seem happy to pay more tax than we do, and they are among the world's top performers.
Tax time can be stressful.
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If tax seasons is stressing you out, a look at the worst things that could happen to you if you mess up – and why they're so unlikely – may help.
Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam. The country is known for its budgetary problems.
Building a fiscally capable state won't bring benefits in the short term but can build taxpayers confidence.
Ten years ago, almost a third of self-employed people in the UK contributed to pension schemes. That figure has dropped dramatically.
No-one would ask low earners to pay the same as high earners.
Supertaxes on very high earners needn't be a problem.
South African Finance MInister Tito Mboweni delivering the 2019 budget speech in parliament.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
Consumers are only benefitting from cheap clothes at considerable cost to the environment and by exploitation of a poor, vulnerable garment workers.
A fairer and more efficient way of taxing wealth can benefit society as a whole.
Australians drink more than nine litres of pure alcohol a year.
It may not be popular, but an increase in the cost of alcohol would make us drink less and consume fewer kilojoules.
People of color, women and the LGBTQ community are just some of the groups who often get slighted with tax reforms.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.
It’s unsurprising that a large number of people pay no net tax.
Its extremely common, everywhere, for large numbers of people to pay no net tax. It tells us nothing about the size of the welfare state or about whether it bribes people to keep tax high.
South Africans debating the zero rating of certain products for VAT purposes must realise it isn't a panacea for poor people and should be accompanied by other policies.
The review of South Africa's list of zero rated VAT items faces a tricky challenge of shielding the poor while ensuring that the relief isn't exploited.
It’s a game for the rich.
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The Trump administration is considering a change to capital gains that could be a windfall for the rich. A scholar explains what they are and how they're taxed.
A mother in a low-income family can lose 85-95% of her earnings from working more days to income tax, loss of benefits and childcare costs.
An 85-95% effective marginal tax rate means the second earner in a low-income family can increase from two days' work a week to three, four or five days and be better off by only about $4,000 a year.
Will there be fewer of these on Australian doorsteps?
Amazon has barred Australian shoppers from its US site, rather than contend with new GST rules on overseas purchases. But don't expect a stampede at your local branch of Harvey Norman as a result.
Forecasting income tax a decade into the future is a tricky proposition.
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The income tax cuts in the 2018 federal budget are likely to be modestly regressive, giving high earners a lower share of the overall tax burden. But by 2028 income tax will be higher across the board.