Tax

Macquarie involved in EU tax probe

European authorities expand probe into complex stock trades made by global banks.

Time to carve up ATO: accountants

Coalition govt urged to split Tax Office in two by accounting industry leaders.

Premiers cool on higher GST

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Queensland, Tasmanian govts latest to call for caution amid talk of GST rise.

Why we shouldn’t hate the GST

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Australia faces a tough choice between eroded public services or an increase in the tax base. To achieve the latter, a GST increase is the clear winner.

PM to be quizzed further on GST

GST plans the centre of a political storm amid talk of federation, taxation reform.

Labor lashes Abbott's GST 'code'

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Leigh says PM has resorted to code language regarding his plans to increase the GST.

Ireland leaves the door ajar for artful tax dodgers

The closure of Ireland's notorious corporate tax loophole comes as a global crackdown on tax avoidance gathers momentum, but other inventive strategies could be on the cards.

Ireland mulls end of corporate-tax loophole

Major companies said to be preparing for an end of the 'Double Irish'.

Chevron faces tax dodge claims

Oil giant could face payout of $322m to ATO amid claims of complex tax schemes: report.

Succession is still a taxing issue

How a family business is structured is often a key factor in whether it is passed on to the next generation or sold.

ATO keen to extend Wickenby

Tax Office seeks permanent extension to information-sharing laws behind tax avoidance operation.

The clock is ticking on negative gearing

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The government may not want to touch the negative gearing of investment properties, but plunging tax revenues may force it to act.

Capital management or tax avoidance?

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While politicians point the finger at Apple and Google for avoiding tax, Telstra's share buy-back highlights the fine line between investing and dodging the ATO.

Picks of the Week

In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler discusses housing policy, Gottliebsen gives his view on negative gearing and Bartholomeusz digs into a report on corporate tax avoidance.

Senate targets corporate tax avoidance

Upper House backs creation of inquiry into adequacy of Aust law to combat global tax minimisation.

'Bitcoin' inquiry set for March

Senate committee will report on regulation for digital currencies by March 2015.

ACCC wants toll roads, lower fuel taxes

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Consumer watchdog chairman wants toll roads to fund new roads, lower fuel tax.

ATO caught short on tax dodgers

Abbott govt warned of inability of Tax Office to deal with tax shifting after staff cuts: report.

Corporate tax avoidance reports are avoiding the real facts

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Claims that a large chunk of Australia's top companies are avoiding tax are completely baseless, and many of them aren't even Australian.

EU to accuse Apple of illicit Irish aid

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European Union to accuse US tech giant of taking illegal aid from Irish state through sweetheart tax deals.

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