A new review found PwC Australia had a ‘whatever it takes’ culture, making those raking in the most money ‘untouchables’. Australians need to know if that culture has infiltrated other big businesses.
New Zealand needs to follow international precedent and make it expensive for investors to keep properties empty.
A more proactive Inland Revenue could learn from overseas experience and help reduce the devastation caused by failing businesses.
Scammers have exploited a simple weakness in the myGov online portal to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars in tax refunds.
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Timber parks, where the paperwork for loads of timber is inspected, can help stem the financial losses from illegal exports.
Forget wealth or capital gains taxes, a straight tax on housing equity – exempting most homeowners – would be a simple and efficient way to break the circuit of inequality.
Overseas experiences suggests a targeted system using smart cards for buying fruit and vegetables would be more effective than broad-brush changes to the tax system.
PwC’s reputation has been damaged but public opinion is likely to demand more serious consequences.
New Zealand’s tax system might be in need of updating, but Revenue Minister David Parker’s new tax legislation is unnecessarily complicated at a time when we most need clarity.
New Zealand’s ‘one percent’ pay lower tax rates than ordinary earners – just don’t expect any big changes to tax policy in the near future.
A red-letter day? Hardly!
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The federal government wanted to give taxpayers a couple months to prepare the year’s taxes. But as filing became more complex, the date was pushed back.
If you’re considering putting more money into your super, and want to know more about how the whole system works, here are the basics.
Addressing a Tax Institute event on Thursday, Henry said the Australian tax system “is not capable of raising sufficient revenue to fund the activities of government. Certainly not today. Far less at any time in the future.”
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As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation’s politics team
You’d never know it from some of the “socialist tax grab” outrage this week, but Jim Chalmers isn’t the first treasurer to act on this super rort.
The Treasurer pointed out the majority of the about $50 billion in super tax breaks go to high income earners
Flooding in Hawke’s Bay after Cyclone Gabrielle.
Should the country go into debt or raise taxes to pay for disaster recovery? The best solutions might not be the most politically attractive – and that’s a problem.
Looks like paradise – especially if you’re a multinational corporation in need of a tax haven.
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New research shows that companies are shifting record amounts of their profits to tax havens, despite a global effort to crack down on the practice.
For average Australians, the stagnation of real wages has been the most tangible manifestation of the failure of neoliberalism. Yet “wages” are only mentioned four times in Chalmers’ Monthly essay.
If only it was this easy to detect a scam phone call.
Tax agencies often report details of common tax scams in the run-up to filing deadlines such as January 31.