taxation

UNSW academics explain what tax incentives are needed to help stimulate growth and cushion businesses as Australia recovers from the pandemic. Photo: Shutterstock

Tax experts from UNSW Business School discuss possible tax reforms and quick fixes that Australia could implement to pay off an estimated $1 trillion national debt post-coronavirus.

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The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fact we are failing to collect tax revenue and also giving away hundreds of billions in tax concessions.

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Other measures might raise as much as her proposed wealth tax, but Democratic front-runner Elizabeth Warren likes big gestures.

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It should be possible to not have to file a tax return, says UNSW Business School lecturer Kathrin Bain.

UNSW Tax Clinic

The UNSW Tax Clinic offers unrepresented small businesses and individuals free tax advice and advocacy.

School of Taxation & Business Law academic, Kathrin Bain

UNSW Business School academic Kathrin Bain suggests that as an alternative, the government could make franking credits non-refundable for public companies but refundable for private companies.

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When the Australian cricket team got caught in a ball-tampering racket, there were consequences. Our politicians do something similar, but get a pass.

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Tax and wage growth are key areas for change

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Rate changes and political compromises when the Goods and Services Tax was formed did not detract from its long term value to Australia, John Howard told a UNSW Sydney conference.

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Attacks on neoliberalism, even for the right reasons, risk throwing out what is good about liberalism.

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