Press Releases

Tax reform: Has the dialogue ended?

Taxpayers Australia today expressed concern about the fact that the tax reform conversation appears to have given way to an early Federal Budget and a possible double dissolution election.Tax reform: Has the dialogue ended? Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Federal Budget will be held on May 3 and that Federal Parliament will

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Boost public trust and confidence in the ATO through good governance

Taxpayers Australia has called for the appointment of a board of directors to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and increased powers for the Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT) in a submission to an inquiry on the external scrutiny of the ATO being conducted by the House of Representatives standing committee on Tax and Revenue. Boost public

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Taxpayers welcomes government’s rethink of backpacker tax

Taxpayers Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to reconsider its stance on taxing holidaymakers from the first dollar earned and forcing farmers to collect withholding tax from their non-resident casual workers. Taxpayers welcomes government’s rethink of backpacker tax Current rules entitle the so-called “backpackers” to a tax free threshold, ensuring a stable source of labour

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Has the CGT discount reached its expiry date for investment property?

The government should urgently review the current capital gains tax (CGT) discount rules that apply to investments held for more than a year with a view to removing the generous discounts available to short-term investments. Has the CGT discount reached its expiry date for investment property? The CGT general discount was introduced in 1999 as

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Single-issue politics does not equal balanced tax reform

The constructive debate over tax reform initiated after the launch of the tax white paper appears to have been hijacked by political point-scoring in recent times, Taxpayers Australia said today. Single-issue politics does not equal balanced tax reform Moti Kshirsagar, Taxpayers Australia’s chief executive officer, said it was especially disappointing to see the structured and

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