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Essential collection of super articles to help fuel election policy debate

Essential collection of super articles to help fuel election policy debate. Superannuation will again feature as a contentious topic in the upcoming Federal Election but help is at hand to understand the regulatory landscape. Essential collection of super articles to help fuel election policy debate The Tax Research Foundation Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of

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Media advisory – Federal Election commentary

Taxpayers Australia will have a spokesperson available to answer media queries related to the economy, tax and superannuation matters throughout the federal election campaign. Media advisory – Federal Election commentary Taxpayers’ Business Services Manager, Lisa Greig, will be able to speak on the policy issues by all political parties and the practical consequences for individual

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Tax transparency paper requires caution

Taxpayers Australia urges taxpayers to exercise caution while analysing the recently published tax details of 321 Australian private companies. Tax transparency paper requires caution The publication of the so-called tax transparency figures to the general public is purportedly to aid public debate about tax policy. “Data supplied by the ATO reveals that this information is

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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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Keep the $20,000 small business write-off

Taxpayers Australia Ltd has called for the government to make permanent the $20,000 threshold for the small business instant asset write-off in its pre-Budget submission. Keep the $20,000 small business write-off “The new $20,000 threshold is so far achieving its goal of encouraging more small businesses to invest in productive assets,” says the chief executive

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White paper debate on tax reform continues

Taxpayers Research Foundation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Taxpayers Australia Limited, has commissioned a white paper to contribute to the ongoing debate in relation to Australia’s long-term taxation policy. The paper addresses a number of major deficiencies in Australian taxation policy. White paper debate on tax reform continues “In conjunction with the Re:think submissions,

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