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The graph that shows where your taxes are heading. Hint: it’s up!

The graph that shows where your taxes are heading. Hint: it’s up!

Tax cuts are in order - but if only our messy array of tax concessions could be cleaned up at the same time.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Greens release corporate tax policies to raise extra $4.5b per year

Greens release corporate tax policies to raise extra $4.5b per year

Greens leader Adam Bandt says Australians are “being ripped off by multinational corporations”, outlining measures he says will block them from avoiding Australian company tax.

  • by Shane Wright
Tax reforms proposed again, but don’t hold your breath
Opinion
Opinion

Tax reforms proposed again, but don’t hold your breath

What we really need is governments that are prepared to leave the current system alone for the foreseeable future, so that people can plan their long-term affairs with more certainty

  • by Noel Whittaker
Backbenchers push government to take on tax reform
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Company tax

Backbenchers push government to take on tax reform

Liberal backbenchers are calling for wide-ranging tax reform, including capital gains taxes on high-value homes and income tax cuts.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Why we need to pay attention to tax reform even if we would rather not

Why we need to pay attention to tax reform even if we would rather not

Today on Please Explain, economics correspondent Jennifer Duke joins Nathanael Cooper to break down the push for tax reform.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
From brandy to housing ... tax reform beholden to vested interests
Analysis
Analysis

From brandy to housing ... tax reform beholden to vested interests

One person’s tax loophole is another’s tax reform. The battle for any substantial change will never be easy in the face of so many vested interests.

  • by Shane Wright
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‘The hardest thing you can do’: Why there’s little progress on tax reform
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Income tax

‘The hardest thing you can do’: Why there’s little progress on tax reform

Experts are warning past failures at the voting booths with tax promises and a lack of courage will keep necessary reforms off the table at the 2022 election.

  • by Jennifer Duke and Shane Wright
Why experts think a death tax should be reintroduced

Why experts think a death tax should be reintroduced

A death duty is politically unpopular, but Australia is one of only a handful of developed countries without one. As inequality rises, the case for a death tax is growing.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke
It’s time to have another conversation about tax reform - or the goose is cooked
Analysis
Analysis

It’s time to have another conversation about tax reform - or the goose is cooked

Taxes are the price of a civilised society and our tax system is struggling to properly raise the revenue. But there is a way forward.

  • by Shane Wright
What needs to be done to fix the tax system?
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Ken Henry

What needs to be done to fix the tax system?

Death duties, hiking the GST and more taxes on housing are on the wish lists of the nation’s top economists.

  • by Shane Wright and Jennifer Duke
Reform of Australia’s tax system neglected for too long
Editorial
Editorial

Reform of Australia’s tax system neglected for too long

Whichever party wins the next election needs to use the momentum of victory to make the case for change.

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