Both major parties refuse to grasp the nettle of New Zealand’s narrow and inherently unfair tax base.
As more Canadians flock to urban centres, those cities have fewer options to raise taxes New tax policies are needed that reflect the shift to a digital economy.
It seems that timing tricks are now a thing in Australian politics. Revenues are brought forward and spending pushed back for cosmetic effect.
There’s never been a better time for tax reform. But as governments have tried (and stumbled) over the years the burden has shifted to individual taxpayers and the latest budget looks no different.
Whether measures announced by Gigaba will stave off a downgrade of South Africa’s local currency debt by one remaining rating remains to be seen.
Indonesia’s shadow economy – a range of activities not included in the national accounts –
is keeping the country back from reaching its tax revenue potential.