The Australian Government's plan to make offshore companies collect and pass on GST has thrown up more questions than answers.
The tax treatment of Bitcoin has been holding back the industry in Australia, but gradually the rules are changing.
Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?
A package of tax reform, including a GST with a broader base, would help grow the Australian economy.
Even when everyone agrees on the need for reform, there's no guarantee we'll ever see it happen.
Real estate is favourably taxed in Australia, and it will continue to bite the housing market unless there is serious reform.
Almost 1.3 million Australian taxpayers use negative gearing. But the policy is inherently unfair.
Australia's current tax system distorts investor behaviour. Rethinking the entire structure could shift things for the better.
The threat of constant change to the superannuation system overlooks its critical role in encouraging lifetime savings.
A new formula adopted by the ATO is likely to act as both a detection tool and deterrent to 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.
If the 5.5 million unpaid carers didn't look after others – at the expense of careers and incomes – taxpayers would bear the costs, so as a community we should give carers a fairer deal in retirement.
Changing the GST in isolation would create serious problems, but increasing it alongside other reforms could have a major upside.
When it comes to producing a comprehensive, far-reaching policy regime – a coherent vision for Australia’s society and economy and how to turn it into reality – the government is only getting started.
In launching its national "conversation" about tax reform, the Abbott government is caught between the policy imperative of "leading" and the political requirement of "listening".
Experts have welcomed another wave of discussion on tax reform, and this time everything's on the table.
Five years on from the Henry tax review, Australians are again being asked to rethink the tax system, with reform still years away.