Subsidies to shield the general population from oil price increases do not automatically reduce poverty and inequality.
African countries, rich in resources, easily fall prey to aggressive tax planning and tax evasion facilitated by offshore companies.
Digital transactions generate massive amounts of revenue and the Kenyan government wants to ensure that online traders pay their fair share of taxes.
The government shouldn’t cave to WA’s calls for a change to the way GST is divvied out. The current system has served Australia well.
Rates of corporation tax have a very human impact.
Much of the infrastructure Australia needs will be funded by “value capture” – raising tax revenue by boosting land values. Some have decried it as a tax hike in all but name, but it isn’t really.
The number of super-rich individuals in Africa is growing, but they are not paying their fair share of taxes. African governments are losing out on roughly US$15 billion in taxes annually.
There’s nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates’ proposals stack up?
In the first Politics Podcast for 2016, Michelle Grattan and Tony Burke discuss the challenging gap between government revenue and spending.
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen told Q&A that the government would have to spend close to 60% of any GST revenue raised on compensation. Is that a fact?
The vast majority of us will get a refund from the federal government, while the odds of an audit or worse are akin to getting struck by lightning.
The political to-and-fro after George Osborne’s budget failed to ignite political imaginations. Maybe because all parties are struggling to rationalise the hole government coffers.
Discussions of tax usually focus on tax rates, not on tax bases. But both offer possibilities to increase the total tax take.