Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Tax

A cautionary tale: the Cobra Effect and other lesser known taxes

One fundamental problem with taxation is that it can promote behaviours that undermine the base which one is seeking to tax. Sometimes, those behaviours can even be counter-productive.

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Social Impact

Unleashing our potential: the case for further investment in the child care subsidy

Enduring norms regarding gender and work have proven harmful to the economic welfare of women, and our society as a whole. These norms limit our economic potential and compromise our sense of fairness .

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Tax

The importance of a Unified Approach on tax and the digitalised economy

Achieving global consensus on changes to the international tax system and digital economy would be a considerable prize.

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Business & Economy

Growth in a G-Zero World

Re-engineered businesses can provide not only a stronger sense of purpose, but are also more sustainable growth in the longer term.

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Tax

Technology the key to lighten worldwide VAT compliance load

It is instructive to learn from other countries’ systems and experiences in most fields. Indirect tax and its compliance costs are no different.

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Tax

Personal tax cuts the centrepiece but a gender lens would be welcome #budget2019

The centrepiece of the Budget is the personal tax cuts – and it is welcome, given sluggish wage growth to see action for both lower and middle earners.

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Government & Public Sector

The cost of coming back: achieving a better deal for working mothers

More than 125,000 returning-to-work Australian mums are actually financially worse off by increasing their working days above three days a week.

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Tax

Time for the tax man to look across the Tasman?

Yesterday the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released information about the personal income tax gap for the first time. The tax gap is the difference between the amount the ATO believes…

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Tax

Every Budget has a narrative and a seduction: this was one of few surprises

Each Federal Budget has a narrative and a seduction. Sometimes the narrative resonates. For some budgets, there is a mismatch, rightly or wrongly.

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