David Linke

David Linke

National Managing Partner, Deals, Tax, Legal

Articles by David Linke

Business & Economy

KPMG responds to passing of government’s JobKeeper legislation

The JobKeeper scheme is progressive in that it benefits the low-paid or stood-down worker relatively more and is aligned with the notion that members of the community need to support each other along the path to physical and economic recovery. 

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Company directors in spotlight as ATO tests for ‘justified trust’

Justified trust is the current buzz phrase in tax and represents the ATO’s effort to reinstate public trust in the corporate tax system

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The future tax base: is there more than just corporate, personal and indirect?

As the way we work, where we live and how long we are alive all changes, the question must be asked – where is our tax base going to come…

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Artificial Intelligence in tax returns, and the gig economy. Welcome to Tax 2025

No one can predict the future – but we can be relatively confident that the Australian tax system in 2025 will bear the imprint of changes we are already seeing.

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#Budget2016: A curate’s egg, good in parts

From a corporate tax perspective, the Budget was a curate’s egg – good in parts. We welcome the proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate to 25 percent – this is a…

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BEPS: the global challenge begins now

The interconnectedness of the international tax system has been brought home sharply to me over the past fortnight by events both internal and external to KPMG.

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The purpose of tax reform – boosting real wages

At the AFR/KPMG Tax Reform Summit this week, one issue received a perhaps surprising amount of consensus. This was the notion, put forward by former treasury secretary Martin Parkinson at…

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Equity and productivity the key to Australia’s tax reform

Tax reform is building a head of steam – last week’s COAG meeting between the Prime Minister and the state premiers had tax issues high on the agenda. But much…

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