Tax

To govern is to choose: gender equity needs consideration in personal tax cuts

For several years now, KPMG has argued that the potential changes to the tax and transfer system need to be evaluated through a prism of gender equity.

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Market disrupters challenge the tax system: just think Uber

In many areas of public policy there is pressure on legislators and regulators to take action when the speed of change, often technological, has left laws far behind.

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Australia needs to look out to the world if we are going to maintain our standard of living

Australia is at risk of becoming too inward-looking. We need to look out to the world if we are going to maintain our standard of living.

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Work-related deductions – time to get fair dinkum?

The average expenses claim for work related expenses is $2,500. But would the conduct of some of these individual taxpayers pass the “pub test”.

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The Black Economy: is it a tax or societal problem?

We believe nothing less than a national campaign to move Australia away from the black economy is needed – involving support from business, trade union, social services, civil society leaders and both sides of politics.

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End of financial year! Don’t panic here’s a quick checklist – but be quick

Small to medium sized businesses that implement a simple and effective year end process set themselves apart from their competitors and position themselves for advantage for the year ahead.

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Turnbull channels his inner Roosevelt and realigns our political economy

Last week’s Budget saw the introduction of new taxes, more recurrent spending, and a greater focus on delivering infrastructure.

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Housing affordability & health: more insights on #Budget2017

The underlying economic forecasts contained in the budget do not indicate boom times ahead, and there is current excess capacity within the Australian economy which will take some time to be taken up.

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#Budget2017: small in scope but resetting the decks

Grant Wardell-Johnson, Partner, Tax shares his first impressions on the 2017 Federal Budget.

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#Budget2017. Substantial tax reform still off the table

It seems from the Budget that substantial tax reform is still off the table – though the moves on the black economy are important for the integrity of the system.

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KPMG #Budget2017 predictions put the black economy, responsible expenditure and good debt vs bad debt at the top

The Black Economy will feature on Budget night with the purpose of raising revenue and seeking equity for business. This should lead to a stronger tax system. But there is a need to balance privacy and ensure the rules actually work.

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R&D tax incentives: policy uncertainty is driving companies to innovate overseas

This week marks the one year anniversary since the review of the R&D Tax Incentive by Mr Bill Ferris, Dr Alan Finkel and Mr John Fraser was handed to the…

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Victoria cuts stamp duty: but is it the best way to help first time buyers?

An admirable tax initiative, but will the cuts provide the intended benefits?

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