In our first podcast of 2024, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor discusses the tax broken promise, where the economy is heading, falling inflation, and more.
In the government’s dramatic recalibration of stage 3 all taxpayers will get a cut, rather than just those earning more than $45,000.
All prime ministers break promises. But there are some whose breaches go into the history books – and Anthony Albanese has just joined that group.
Electric vehicle owners appear to have no clear right to a refund despite the High Court determining that the tax charged by Victoria was invalid.
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