A closer look insider.
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What the Labour Party manifesto says about tax and spending – and whether or not it is viable.
The big four banks will be hit with a new bank levy.
Countries that have similar banking levies have seen them passed on to customers.
Stories of financial mismanagement in football have become all too common. Where is the outcry?
The Australian Tax Office is starting to see the fruits of the pressure flowing from the Senate inquiry into tax avoidance.
eBay still deems its Australian business to be a Swiss business and thereby avoids millions in income tax and GST.
Trump’s tax plan may make it harder to win the ‘Fair Tax Game.’
The administration's plan to significantly cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities will likely lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offers details of his boss’ proposed tax cut. ‘It’s big.’
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The bar for achieving that lofty goal was set almost 150 years ago when Congress cut taxes from as high as 10 percent to zero over two years.
So many forms, so little time.
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The burden of filing our taxes appears to be growing, especially for those who tend to wait until the last minute to fill in their 1040s.
No one likes taxes.
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As tax day approaches, here's a primer on how your dollars help fund the U.S. government, and how your share has probably increased.
Increases in tobacco taxes hurt low-income smokers, who are already stigmatised.
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
With widening income differences and growing social divisions, citizens are less willing to support each other and taxpayers less willing to pay taxes.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
Federal Urban Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull are eyeing value capture as a way to fund projects, but how will they sell a new tax to voters?
Consider these home truths: value capture is a tax, it would need to apply to the family home and deciding which areas it covers would be politically contentious. A broad-based land tax is simpler.
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The UK government's U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
A fair deal?
How to make economic sense of the robot revolution.
All smiles at 11 Downing Street.
Philip Hammond delivers his last Spring Budget on the state of the UK economy. Our panel of experts dissect what it says.
Businesses are expanding into new markets, so employees increasingly have to move between different geographical locations.
New research finds there are significant risks and uncertainties in the complexities of national and international tax systems as applied to internationally mobile employees.
A good diet is key for a child’s well-being.
'Healthy child' vouchers and increased taxation could help tackle the childhood obesity problem.
A wage ceiling is worth talking about.
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The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
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.
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?
Malcolm Turnbull touring one of Australia’s large LNG fields.
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The way Australia taxes companies for gas projects now lags behind our closest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, which has reformed its tax system to ensure it gets money sooner.