Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Partner, Australian Tax Centre

Articles by Grant Wardell-Johnson

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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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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Financial Services

A budget of few surprises

This was a budget of few surprises. The main revenue raisers are through the black economy measures – which we welcome.

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Business & Economy

Ending workforce discrimination against women – it could have massive economic benefits

The problem is indisputable – women make up just over half of the Australian population yet, on average, they are paid $26,000 less per annum than men

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Tax

Cracking down on the black economy could raise $5 billion per annum for the government

A concerted crackdown on the black economy could generate up to $5 billion per annum in additional Commonwealth revenue alone.

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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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