Malcolm Turnbull announced his new income tax plan while visiting the Penrith Panthers Rugby League Academy on Wednesday.
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By proposing a dramatic shake-up of income taxing powers Turnbull has thrown himself into a contest that will test his policy and persuasive skills to the hilt.
Malcolm Turnbull plans to raise the idea of states’ access to income tax at this week’s COAG meeting.
Just when we thought the tax debate was winding down to minimalism, as least as far as the federal government was concerned, Malcolm Turnbull has decided to throw a curveball. The government is preparing…
Treasurer Scott Morrison has backed away from the personal income tax cut he had been hinting at.
It's not easy to prove which type of tax cut will drive more jobs and growth.
Why stop at 17%?
Scott Morrison told a Melbourne business summit a path for lower personal and company tax could not all be done in one budget.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has moved to dampen expectations about the government's ability to provide early personal income tax cuts.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget fell short on cost-cutting details.
The budget showed some sense of urgency but still fell short on implementation plans. There should have been more, particularly details on cost-cutting initiatives.
Economic models are not likely to give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull any magic answers on tax reform.
The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
Basic income is a decades-old idea that will help us
harness technology and get a good work-life balance.
Australia’s current tax system favours excessive spending on homes.
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There is an alternative tax approach that would make for a more just society.
Treasurer Scott Morrison says he wants a ‘better tax system with a better mix’.
The tax mix switch logic the government seems to be pursuing is unlikely to have the desired effect.
“The problem is we have an over-reliance on personal income tax to support our revenue base. Our largest source of tax revenue is personal income tax.”
Treasurer Joe Hockey is right when he says Australia's taxation level is the second highest among OECD countries. But when it is compared to GDP, it's a different story.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said half of all income tax in Australia comes from just 10% of workers.
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Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey told the ABC this week that 50% of all income tax in Australia is paid by 10% of the working population. Is that statement supported by the data?
Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh has said the GST is as inefficient but less equitable than income tax.
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The Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, has said the the Government's latest tax discussion paper says the GST is as inefficient as income tax, adding he thinks it's less equitable. Is that right?
Tough as old boots. Osborne prepares a hard budget for some.
Commitments made at election time have a habit of tying the Chancellor's hands come budget day.
Oil workers are among those whose tax bills could get complicated.
Devolving income tax north might seem like an issue for Scots only. Far from it, as it turns out.
Paper filing may soon be a thing of the past. But increased automation means humans will be more important than ever.
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Congress has shortchanged the IRS by $7.3 billion over the past five years, and taxpayers will increasingly pay the price.
It really does grow on trees Sam!
In his speech to the Conservative Party conference, David Cameron promised to give voters “something for something”. And while he said he believed the savings that need to be made can be achieved through…
There have been instances of successful federalism - how do we return to these?
When our two major levels of government work in partnership, our Federation can function well. The standout period for cooperative federalism was the Hawke/Keating term of government, producing the National…
You’d need a lot of these to make a dent in our deficit.
Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has announced that if elected a Labour government would return the rate of income tax payable on incomes above £150,000 to 50%. What would the effect of this be? The contention…