OECD New Report: What Drives People and Businesses to Pay Tax?

The willingness of individuals and businesses to voluntarily pay tax can be improved through better understanding of the complex interlinkages between enforcement, trust in government… Read More ›

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Taxation, Pensions and Welfare Policy Design for Australia

An exciting PhD scholarship opportunity at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) is now open to support research on taxation, pensions and welfare policy design… Read More ›

Accepting Submissions: Australian Parliament Tax and Transfer Inquiries

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Double Taxation – Israel, close on 23 September 2019. Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing… Read More ›

Australia’s Welfare 2019 Report Released

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report Australia’s welfare 2019 was launched this week in Canberra by Senator Anne Ruston, the Minister for Families… Read More ›

Tax Gap: EU Countries Lost €137 Billion in VAT Revenues in 2017

EU countries lost €137 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2017 according to a study released by the European Commission last week. The EU… Read More ›

Working Paper: Describing the Top of the Income Distribution in Australia

ANU Centre for Social Research & Methods (CRSM) Working Paper No. 4/2019 Describing the top of the income distribution in Australia Author: Nicholas Biddle, Robert… Read More ›

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 ›