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.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are currently exempt from GST for equity reasons, but it’s time for a rethink.
Simply increasing the GST rate would make for poor tax design. Instead, the government should broaden the base and lock in compensation measures.
Questioning the government’s approach to business tax.
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The conventional political wisdom is that small companies should be nurtured and supported, but their effective tax burden has grown.
Plaid Cymru’s tax policies won’t go far unless they address productivity.
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Though the Plaid Cymru manifesto contains some commendable fiscal reforms, the measures are unlikely to boost productivity.
Treasurer Joe Hockey is likely to have an easier time selling a package of tax reforms rather than individual changes.
Changing the GST in isolation would create serious problems, but increasing it alongside other reforms could have a major upside.
Treasurer Joe Hockey wants Australians to rethink how tax works.
Experts have welcomed another wave of discussion on tax reform, and this time everything's on the table.
If Treasurer Joe Hockey is looking for tax answers, he has many reports to call on.
Five years on from the Henry tax review, Australians are again being asked to rethink the tax system, with reform still years away.
Naming and shaming is not really the main agenda of tax transparency.
Companies that embrace tax disclosures and remind the public they are contributing to the economy could actually benefit from greater transparency.
Then NSW treasurer and now Premier Mike Baird, shaking hands in 2013 to mark the handover of Port Botany under a 99-year lease – the same period as has been proposed to lease state electricity assets to private operators.
Privatising public assets is like a tradesperson selling her or his tools when facing a temporary income shortfall. Much better to borrow at low interest rates and productively invest those funds.