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The South African government should consider other options to raise revenue instead of the proposed increase in VAT. shutterstock

OECD survey strengthens case against VAT increase in South Africa

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.
Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.” Fortune Live Media/Flickr

Buffett rule a proxy for real tax reform

Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?
Boxing clever? Osborne delivers. Andy Rain/EPA

Budget 2015: Experts respond

Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
Peter Costello believes the Liberals are destroying their economic credentials. AAP/Alan Porritt

Who thinks adults don’t fight over (tax) money?

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.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says fairness is in the eye of the beholder. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

A confused start to government’s tax conversation

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".
H is for heft. Matt Buck

What’s gone wrong at HSBC?

As HSBC suffers under the scorching spotlight of public scrutiny once more, it is fair to ask why the banking group so often finds itself at the heart of the action.

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