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IS got you down? Worried about the future of media? Ask Sam de Brito!

Want to know what to think about the rise of the Islamic State? Should America withdraw from the policy spheres of other nations, or will that give rise to more brutality? Ask Sam de Brito, Fairfax’s everyman, who will give you the answers you need, with the sex advice you don’t.

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Riders on the storm

Crikey readers talk the deficit levy, giving $9 billion to the RBA, the racist undertones of Anzac Day and how we should weather the weather.

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A taxpayer bill of rights? Tax watchdog vows to listen

The ATO has recently been accused of bullying and intimidating citizens. Now there’s a push for a “taxpayer bill of rights” to reign in the Tax Office.

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ATO decision nothing new

An ATO beat-up Martin Gordon writes: Re. “Corporate tax avoidance is rife — but the ATO is willing to trust them” (yesterday). I was surprised when the media reported breathlessly that the oversight of taxpayers would be outsourced with some spin about it being of great benefit to bigger taxpayers. When I worked for the ATO it had […]

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Retirees fight back against new tax selections

Crikey readers give their take on taxing retirees and and the Governor-General’s comments on same-sex marriages.

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Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens senate drama in WA, the technicalities of same-sex divorce and tax office surveillance.

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Nick Xenophon hits back at Bob Brown

Crikey readers have their say on Greens senate preferences, ASIC and the ATO.

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Trickle-down rubbish

Crikey readers talk Michael Danby’s Israeli leanings, why corporations need to pay their fair share of tax and the ludicrous prospect of trickle-down economics.

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FBT coverage is nothing but self-interested hysteria

The government wants to trim FBT — and interest groups are up in arms about it. Accountant and former economist John Lawrence explains why you should think twice before believing the hysteria.

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Poorly executed

Crikey readers talk the GST, whether the rich are paying enough tax and dangling modifiers at The Age.

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PromiseWatch 2013: Henry (remember him?) and tax

Surprisingly for such a flaming hot issue, in recent decades the political struggle over tax appears to have dimmed. Three years after the Henry Review, Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook and CPD researcher Adrian March find out: where do the parties stand on tax?

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Crikey Clarifier: we explain the baffling world of super

There’s an almighty row brewing over how superannuation is taxed. What on earth are they talking about? Crikey intern Ben Westcott walks us through how super taxes work and what could change.

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How our super steals from the poor to give to the rich

Super tax concessions are rich people’s welfare, and those protesting against reform are just protecting their own interests. When will a government have the guts to rein in these subsidies for the wealthy?

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Get Fact: was Rinehart right on job creation?

Gina Rinehart’s inept intervention last week blaming the envious poor for their own stasis may have drawn international ridicule, but many of her assertions were also plain wrong.

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The public service and spin

Crikey readers have their say.

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Australia, we are a low taxed lot

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development calculates that Australia is among the OECD countries that levy a relatively low tax burden on labour income.

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Where the tax men get it from

The tax men of federal, state and local government collected a total of $357.9 billion in 2010-11.

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Labor’s contempt for parliament shows

Perhaps Australia had it right back in the 1960s and 1970s when the maximum personal income tax rate was over 60 percent without the rich having the benefit of dividend imputation.

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Thank you, Steve Jobs, for your influence

Crikey readers have their say.

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A taxing two days in Canberra

Crikey media wrap: Tax isn’t a sexy topic, but Treasurer Wayne Swan’s two-day tax forum produced a few ideas worth getting excited about.

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A job well done

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Treasurer Wayne Swan have done a good job in turning this week’s Canberra tax forum into a political non-event.

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A Volvo correction

Crikey readers have their say.

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Qantas has some work to do yet …

Crikey readers have their say.

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Wealthy mansions are ‘on-shore tax havens’

Leading affordable housing advocate professor Julian Disney has described Australia’s mansions as on-shore tax havens that suck resources from more productive investments, and called for an end to the “huge distortions” in the way housing is taxed.

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Raising disposable income will counter the housing bubble

Given that price/income ratios must return to earth for housing prices, and that governments are loath to allow the price to fall, the only remaining option is to increase incomes, writes Gavin R. Putland.

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