As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
Big social and economic reforms are rare. What's much more common is tinkering. It happens all the time and shapes the big changes when they come.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.
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.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said corporate tax cuts in the US had led to 'stronger investment, stronger growth, a lower unemployment rate and higher wages'. Let's take a closer look.
Canada is the only G7 country that doesn't have an inheritance tax. A new report says that should change. The idea of sharing the wealth from one generation to another is not new.
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.
An April 2017 survey explored Americans’ opinions about government intervention and welfare policies. It found that on average, they want more from their government, but are highly polarised.
The unknown loser is who pays for the additional Commonwealth funding.
Housing affordability has declined significantly over the past few decades. Slowly reducing negative gearing and capital gains, and switching to property taxes, could reverse this trend.
The complexity of the reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of paying wrongly charged GST.
New modelling shows negative gearing and capital gains taxes can be reformed in a way that doesn't impact poorer investors.
Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
Chris Bowen will target tax loopholes and concessions in a speech on Monday.
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.
Can philanthropy of the super-rich ever be better than taxation?
While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.
Far from dispelling the notion among Americans that the system is 'rigged' against them, Republican tax plans are more likely to make matters worse.
Traffic congestion is the main cost that cars create when they use existing roads. Road use charges are a more efficient and fairer way to cover the cost and help ensure traffic flows.