Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Lead Tax Partner, KPMG Economics & Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

Business & Economy

The Real Challenges of 2020

Australia’s good fortune is substantial: we have had nearly three decades of uninterrupted economic growth, and our major cities are some of the most liveable in the world.

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Financial Services

Superannuation: time to redress the gender imbalance

Provision for retirement is an issue that affects all of us, but on balance the female half of the population has more to worry about than the other.

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Tax

To hasten or delay? 2020 brings important decisions

2019 was dominated by elections, with 5 countries going to the polls. 2020 will be dominated by one big one.

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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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