The Tax Institute

Tax reform in two days? Tell 'em they're dreaming

Now that the long-awaited discussion paper for the Government's tax forum has been released, shouldn't we expect more clarity around goals and more detail about the format?

While it is good to see...

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How does the carbon price fit within the Tax Act?

There has been a lot of talk about the Government’s carbon pricing mechanism (CPM), including how this new scheme fits within the broader tax agenda. Reform aside, what are the real tax consequences...

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We're big enough to debate a congestion tax

Excluding petrol from the carbon tax package doesn’t mean Australian motorists will be any happier with what governments tax them at the bowser and the disconnection with what's spent on the roads.

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Is this real tax reform?

One of life’s certainties, other than death and taxes, is that all Governments indulge in spin. The challenge is working out where facts taper off and at what point the art of persuasion begins.

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