Category: Tax

WA’s finances hit as Libs kill off gold tax

WA’s finances hit as Libs kill off gold tax

The Liberal Party will block the WA government’s controversial tax on gold in the Upper House, leaving the state government with a $400...

Productivity Commission recommends tweaking GST

Productivity Commission recommends tweaking GST

The draft Productivity Commission report into the goods and services tax carve up between the states has recommended keeping then formula...

WA threatens bank tax

WA threatens bank tax

West Australian Treasurer Ben Wyatt has warned the Turnbull government his government will introduce a bank tax if his state doesn’t get...

Labor makes GST pitch for WA

Labor makes GST pitch for WA

Labor leader Bill Shorten has stepped up pressure on the Turnbull government by pledging to create a $1.6 billion fund for Western...

ATO reports more outages

ATO reports more outages

The Australian Taxation Office has confirmed that its systems have been hit with 10 more website outages this year. That does not include...

House Republicans pledge tax reform by the end of 2017

House Republicans pledge tax reform by the end of 2017

Republican Party leaders have doubled down on their promise of tax reform even after the Senate’s failure to pass even a scaled-down...

Labor to impose 30 per cent tax rate on family trust distributions

Labor to impose 30 per cent tax rate on family trust distributions

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says a future Labor government will impose a 30 per cent tax rate on distributions from family trusts to...

Tax fraud has “tarnished” the ATO: Chris Jordan

Tax fraud has “tarnished” the ATO: Chris Jordan

Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has conceded that the $165 million Plutus tax scandal has “tarnished” the reputation of...

Liberal opposition kills SA bank tax

Liberal opposition kills SA bank tax

South Australia’s Liberal Opposition says it will vote to block the Government’s controversial $370 million bank levy. The decision, 11...

Scott Morrison and states brawl over GST

Scott Morrison and states brawl over GST

The Treasurer Scott Morrison has been accused of blackmailing states and territories with threats to cut their GST share for placing...