New Zealand needs to follow international precedent and make it expensive for investors to keep properties empty.
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Digital tax filing can improve accuracy and timeliness but it doesn’t always translate into higher tax revenue.
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.
The government is hamstrung by its election promise to not raise taxes or bring in new ones. That’s for this term, but its narrow majority is likely to make Labor wary at the next election of bold tax reform promises.
Chalmers knows there must be a reckoning. But when, and in what form?
Compared with other OECD nations, Australians pay much less tax than some headline statistics suggest.
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More than twice as many economists in the Economic Society of Australia poll picked “climate and the environment” as the most important election issue as picked housing, health, tax, or education.
The tax code can feel like a labyrinth.
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Congress tends to use the tax code to implement policy, which increases complexity and creates loopholes wealthy taxpayers like Trump can exploit.
We give the biggest concessions to those least likely to need persuasion to save well.
Boosting the GST and swapping land tax for stamp duty get headlines, but they never seem to happen.
two leading economists on Australia’s post-COVID economy.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economic future of Australia post-COVID with economists Richard Holden and Warwick McKibbin
The demand for services nonprofits offer is surging.
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This measure, included in a pandemic relief package, is supposed to encourage Americans to give more to nonprofits.
Employment levels regularly dip after crisis.
Tax reforms generally imply a trade-off between average income and inequality.
At 33%, New Zealand’s highest income tax rate is relatively low compared to other economies. Lifting it and cutting tax for low-income earners could improve welfare.
Nurses in November 2016 expressed support for a ballot proposition to limit what California state agencies pay for prescription drugs.
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Citizens voting directly on policy seems like a good idea. But that led to the Brexit mess in the UK. In the US, two scholars say direct democracy deepens distrust of politics and government.
Stanford will most likely have to pay a new higher ed tax.
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The IRS estimates that up to 40 privately run schools may be affected by this measure in the 2017 tax reform package.
There’s a retro quality to Stage 3 of the Coalition’s tax plan, one the parliament ought to carefully consider before saying yes.
The Stage 3 cuts would make Australia’s income tax system the least progressive in 60 years.
Individual givers, including celebrity couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, are the main source of charitable support.
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Although far fewer Americans took the charitable deduction on their tax returns, giving stayed fairly steady, according to the annual Giving USA report.
Coalition leader John Hewson had trouble selling his economic policy platform to the electorate.
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All the polls suggested the Keating government would be finished at the 1993 election – until Opposition Leader John Hewson launched a 650-page policy document called “Fightback!”.
Marital status is a defining characteristic of U.S. tax law.
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A country’s tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America’s tend to promote inequality.