ACOSS Urges Parliamentarians to Block Cashless Welfare Card Roll Out and Drug Testing Plan

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has called on the Parliament to resolutely block the Government’s ‘demeaning, expensive’ drug-testing plan, and any attempt by the… Read More ›

As the Pace of Tax Reform Slows, OECD Urges Countries to Take Bolder Action

The pace of tax reforms has slowed across most leading economies and bolder tax reforms will be needed to address future challenges, according to a… Read More ›

Personal Income Tax: Australian Treasury Working Paper on Recent Progressivity Trends in Australia

Treasury Working Paper 2019-5 Recent personal income tax progressivity trends in Australia Author: Graeme Davis, Philip Akroyd, David Pearl and Tristram Sainsbury Abstract: Tax progressivity… Read More ›

Productivity Commission Calls for Overhaul of Australian Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments

The Productivity Commission has called for an overhaul of Australia’s remote area tax concessions and payments including the zone tax offset (ZTO), the remote area… Read More ›

Country-by-Country Reporting: OECD Releases Compilation of Peer Review Reports (Phase 2)

The OECD has released the outcomes of the second phase of peer reviews of the BEPS Action 13 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting initiative. The second annual… Read More ›

UK Tax Gap Estimates for 2017-18

HM Revenue and Customs, the United Kingdom tax authority, recently released the country’s tax gap estimates for 2017-18. The tax gap for 2017-18 is estimated… Read More ›

Institute for Fiscal Studies: Top 1% of UK Income Tax Payers Overwhelmingly Male, Middle-Aged and Based in London and the South East

Using data from income tax records, new Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) research shows that the top 1% of income tax payers in the United… Read More ›

ATO Estimates $11 Billion Small Business Income Tax Gap

New figures released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) estimate that almost 90% of income tax from small businesses is paid voluntarily or with little… Read More ›

100 Families WA Baseline Report: Insights into Hardship and Disadvantage in Perth

100 Families WA is a collaborative research project between the University of Western Australia (UWA) and eight not-for-profit organisations in the community services sector. The… Read More ›

Vienna University of Economics and Business Conference: Recent and Pending Cases at the Court of Justice of the European Union on Direct Taxation

The Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is holding the conference “Recent and Pending Cases at the… Read More ›