Tax

A European approach to corporate tax

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The tax sweetener scandals have created an appetite for coordination that the Commission would be smart to exploit.

Super concession to stay: Cormann

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Finance minister says any superannuation tax concession changes would be taken to election.

Toll defends its tax payments

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Toll Holdings says its subsidiaries in tax havens are the result of acquisitions.

Labor will hike taxes: PM

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Tony Abbott claims Chris Bowen's comments hint at ALP plan to lift taxes.

ATO plans split of operations

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Tax Office expected to announce separate area to handle taxpayer appeals: report.

Hockey needs a crash course on income tax

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Someone needs to tell the Treasurer that there's a big difference between average and marginal income tax rates. His latest gaffe isn't doing his credibility any favours.

The case for widening the GST

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The goods and services tax is often labelled 'regressive' but there are ways to help ensure lower income earners aren't disproportionately affected by expanding the tax to fresh food.

Tax reform should target the rentseekers

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The political hurdles to serious tax reform are high, but the consequences of inaction are just as severe.

Change GST before election: business

Business groups call for key tax reforms, including changes to GST, to be implemented immediately.

Robb backs broader GST: report

Trade minister joins backbenchers in calling for changes, reaffirms no move before election.

Cormann reiterates no change to GST

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Finance minister says again government is not eyeing change to base or rate of tax.

The push for online GST misses the point

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By focusing on closing the GST loophole, Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and local retailers have fundamentally misunderstood why Australians have embraced online shopping.

GE Capital settles ATO tax dispute

GE Capital come to agreement over $144 million in disputed tax deductions: report.

MPs ramp up GST pressure

Momentum for a fundamental remodelling of the GST is building within the Coalition.

Abbott again rules out GST change

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PM reaffirms there will be no changes to GST before 2016 poll as calls to broaden tax grow.

Overseas GST exemption unfair: MP

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GST on online overseas sales appears likely, as Frydenberg criticises exemption.

Tackling tax dodges are a problem of will, not power

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The Abbott Government is passing up a huge opportunity to close loopholes in our taxation system that make it easy for multinationals to act like bad corporate citizens.

ATO to work with Swiss govt

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Report says ATO will act on informant's information regarding 122 accounts.

Dog days are here: Garnaut

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Economist says currency needs to depreciate further: report.

Hockey rules out GST hike

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Treasurer says Australians can't afford lift on 10% rate despite OECD calls for a hike.

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