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The haunted house at Disneyland Paris. Adrien Sifre/Flickr

Disneyland Paris: too big to fail?

Disneyland Paris has lost money every year but one since it opened. So why doesn't Disney shut it down?
OECD Director of Tax Pascal Saint-Amans has been a strong advocate of global cooperation on tax avoidance. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

OECD plan means governments no longer taxing in the dark

Country-by-country reporting is the big achievement of the OECD's plan to help stop multinational tax avoidance.
BHP Billiton’s Andrew Mackenzie said his firm has an effective tax rate of 45%. AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy

FactCheck: Is BHP Billiton Australia’s largest taxpayer, averaging $8-10b in tax a year?

BHP Billiton's Andrew Mackenzie says his firm is Australia's largest taxpayer, pays an average of $8 - $10 billion of tax in Australia every year and has an effective tax rate of 45%. Is that right?
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced new rules allowing the Tax Commissioner will have the power to to recover unpaid taxes and issue a fine of an extra 100% of unpaid taxes, plus interest. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Not all corporate tax avoiders will be snared by new rules

Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced a budget crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies. AAP/Lukas Coch

Hockey moves on diverted profits but gives no estimate of revenue

The budget will toughen anti-avoidance measures to crack down on the profit-shifting being undertaken by 30 multinational companies that have been identified by the Taxation Office.

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