Tax overhaul plans to aid startups

Employers to gain more scope to issue shares and stock ­options to their workers.

Fixing international corporate taxation

Corporate tax avoidance has big macroeconomic consequences, and it hits some countries harder than others.

Australia can't run away from tax reform

Tax reform will consume a lot of political capital, but the cost of inaction could be even more damaging.

Rinehart blasts 'bureaucratic burdens'

Miner wants government to reduce red tape as resources companies struggle with falling commodity prices.

Fix tax system, lift GST: Parkinson

Official warns workers will suffer mounting income tax burden unless government makes dramatic reforms.

ATO urges business to explain tax

Tax office says companies should be open about tax paid to avoid hurting reputation.

Reith warns of 'inevitable' recession

Former Howard government minister calls for economic reform: report.

Govt won't abolish penalty rates: PM

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Abbott says govt won't abolish weekend penalty rates, non-committal on tax cuts.

Self-managed super under attack

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Robert Gottliebsen explains why he thinks Australian SMSFs are being targeted unfairly by a range of bodies in the financial sector.

Tech start-ups need tax breaks: report

Tax breaks offered to property investors should be shifted to boost start-up sector.

Picks of the week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler assesses our addiction to dividends, Bartholomeusz reflects on Qantas' massive loss, and Gottliebsen talks about how CEOs can learn from a new young player.

SMSF alliance defends tax breaks

Super sector says wealthy individuals entitled to tax breaks: report.

New super tax reels in $300m

Close to 100,000 high income earners have copped extra tax due to new super rules: report.

Dividend franking is Australia’s beautiful curse

We need to kick our addiction to dividends to enable more investment in companies and infrastructure, which in turn will promote entrepreneurialism and growth.

SMSFs pay little tax: report

Almost 300,000 self-managed funds pay little to no tax due to credits and exemptions.

Major projects linked to phoenix scams

Eight of the largest construction developments under investigation: report.

Cormann warns of tax hikes

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Finance Minister says higher taxes likely if budget doesn't pass through Senate.

ATO targeting cash economy: report

Tax Office increases audits in sectors known for trading in cash.

Short-sightedness on tax reform will stifle Australia

Neither political party seems willing to tackle the ongoing deterioration in the budget, which stems from inadequate revenue collection. Bold tax reform is necessary but requires political courage.

Parkinson laments budget sell: report

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Treasury secretary says govt should have talked more about tax reform in budget pitch.