If Scotland gets control over its tax arrangements, transfer pricing within the UK will be a big problem - the amber nectar is a classic case in point.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has promised an effective tool to combat complex tax avoidance.
A close look at Hockey's tax avoidance laws aimed at multinationals like Apple and Google, shows they can avoid them.
Multinational companies like Google have avoided having a “taxable” presence in Australia.
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What constitutes a "taxable presence" in Australia lies at the centre of the government's proposed tax avoidance clampdown on multinational companies.
Small business are bound to be happy with Joe Hockey’s tax cut - but gaming of the system may be inevitable.
Treasurer Joe Hockey's small business package may lead to gaming of the system and fairness is an issue.
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.
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Only certain multinationals will be targeted under new corporate tax avoidance rules announced by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
The government has already made a number of policy announcements about taxes and transfers.
Amid a rash of leaks and pre-budget announcements, here's what we know about what's in and what's not when it comes to taxes and transfers.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey have come under increasing pressure to crack down on tax avoidance and white collar crime.
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If Treasurer Joe Hockey is serious about cracking down on white collar crime, he should bolster the new Serious Financial Crime Taskforce with stronger whistleblower protection legislation.
Apple Australia Corporate Vice President Tony King told a senate committee the company’s effective tax rate was above 30%.
A new formula adopted by the ATO is likely to act as both a detection tool and deterrent to corporate tax avoidance.
Can the parties do more?
No party is offering a wealth tax or anything equivalent to tackle UK inequality.
Nick Clegg’s manifesto is unlikely to make waves on tax.
The Liberal Democrats' tax plans are unlikely to make much of a difference.
Tax trouble in store?
Even with something far short of independence, international tax rules could cause major problems between Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Dave the vague.
The Conservatives have missed their chance to map out a coherent tax strategy.
We know you’re in there.
In British election campaigns, tax has become what American politicians call a third-rail issue – touch it and it will kill you. In the 2015 campaign it has only been mentioned by the parties to attack…
Labour may get less than they’re hoping for with their tax proposals.
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Labour's manifesto promise of fairer taxes – re-introducing the 10p tax and raising the top rate for high earners – sounds good. But they may not see the benefits in reality.
Has treasurer Joe Hockey already made up his mind about the more controversial tax suggestions in the recent Re:think discussion paper?
Treasurer Joe Hockey's media comments this week around contentious tax issues don't bode well for the Taxation White paper.
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.
Tick tock, tick tock.
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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.
News Corp Australia CEO Julian Clarke and CFO Susan Panuccio were asked by Senators to account for its tax affairs.
The government want us to believe in the "debt deficit disaster: in order to accept paying more tax. But why do parliamentarians need an inquiry simply to find out how much tax multi-nationals pay?
Australia’s relatively high corporate tax rate is said to deter foreign investors while the dividend imputation system does nothing to attract them.
If our dividend imputation system makes it unattractive for non-resident investors in Australian companies, why not extend tax offsets on franked dividends to them?
Greens leader Christine Milne argues Australia is not doing enough to combat corporate tax avoidance.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is considering a Google tax similar to that introduced in the UK, but experts warn it could derail global action on tax avoidance.