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.
Malcolm Turnbull has raised the prospect of personal income tax relief to help middle-income earners.
The Republican tax plan would ultimately make the current system less progressive while reducing the overall burden, two things research shows make countries less happy.
Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can't take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.
President Trump released details of his tax plan, which would essentially benefit the wealthiest Americans by repealing the estate tax and other changes at the expense of the middle class.
The administration wants to cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through entities, which is likely to lead to creative tax planning and outright evasion, damaging faith in the system.
A modest rebalancing of federal tax policy toward build-to-rent housing could fill affordable housing funding gaps. Australian funds are already investing in such a scheme in the US.
Labor has proposed a crackdown on discretionary trusts, which would raise $4.1 billion over the forward estimates and $17.2 billion over a decade.