Tax

Why monetary policy has less pulling power

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The use of monetary policy to stimulate the economy has been largely ineffective. It may be time to pull some fiscal levers.

Intergenerational Report: Pensioners hold the cards in the surplus equation

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Unpegging the age pension rate from average weekly earnings will help the budget, but don't expect seniors support.

Intergenerational Report: Joe Hockey and the deathly budget hallows

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It reads more like a Harry Potter tale than a serious report, and glosses over the long-term problems of the real world.

CGT should be removed from transfers within families

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The capital gains tax triggered when a firm is passed on to the next generation is having a devastating effect on one of the foundations of business life in Australia.

Aust, Switzerland to target tax evasion

by AAP
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Swiss ambassador invokes James Bond 'bad guys' amid global tax evasion battle.

Ten years to fix budget: BCA

by AAP
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Budget submission says unresolved fiscal problems will hit lifestyles in a decade.

Labor's tax plan may hit growth: BCA

by AAP
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Prime Minister attacks Labor's record of proposing measures that were never implemented.

It's time to choose what kind of tax system we want

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Tax reform can support prosperity, fairness and system resilience but it requires a transition that will cause some pain.

ATO sees ‘end of illegal tax havens’

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ATO chief says days of hiding income in offshore tax evasion schemes are over.

China plans to levy capital-gains tax on foreign investors

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Scheme looks poised to supersede 13-year-old QFII program.

Labor attacks Hockey PR plan

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Report says Senator invoked HBO series Mad Men to hit Treasurer's tax reform PR bill.

Average wage earners face bracket creep

by AAP
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Average wage earners could find themselves paying second-highest tax threshold: Hockey.

Greens chase new super tax regime

by AAP
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Milne says govt could reap more than $10bn by hiking tax on high earners' superannuation.

Survey finds SMEs want GST left alone

by AAP
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Three-quarters of small businesses would not support GST increase: accounting firm.

GST red tape hurting economy

by AAP
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Australia's GST red tape costs $14bn across economy, stifles small business: study.

Australia's tax system is sound

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Studies highlighting the robustness of Australia's tax system will be welcomed by the ATO, but will make life difficult those looking for an easy fix for the budget deficit.

It’s time for an informed GST debate

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With Australia's budget revenues under pressure, the imperative for tax reform has never been stronger. GST must be a key plank of the reform discussion.

GST tweaks offer a ‘$43bn bonanza'

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New research shows lift in GST from 10% to 15% could be used to aid all income groups.

Profits up, animal spirits down

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Business leaders are complaining about political instability undermining confidence, but the real problem is the cost of doing business in Australia.

Uniting Church examines Glencore's tax structure

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Church says it hired private investigator amid concerns of multinational transparency.

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