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Getting the Stamp Duty transition right

Getting the Stamp Duty transition right

Replacing stamp duty with land tax has the potential, if enacted sensibly, to support budget recovery without impeding economic growth.  The NSW and Victorian Treasurers are to be commended for taking on the challenge of reform. How this switch is implemented is...

Why am I shouldering your tax liabilities?

Why am I shouldering your tax liabilities?

South Australia is reforming Land Tax laws so holders are assessed on their aggregate land holdings by looking through corporate structures some have created to minimise their liabilities. The SA reforms mirror and are based on existing laws in Victoria and NSW.  This...

How much is a politician’s skin worth?

  The IMF has added its voice to the calls for Australia to reform how we tax ourselves to be more productive, fairer and better placed to manage the headwinds ahead. Its annual consultation report with the Australian government says: “Stamp duties should be...

Will Company Tax Cuts Trickle Down or Trickle Up?

By Catherine Cashmore The proposal to cut the company tax rate from 30% to 25% has received much media attention. We are repeatedly told it is needed to boost investment.  The rational follows that companies are more likely to invest in productivity if they don’t have...