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A plan for getting tax out of multinational corporations

Crikey readers have their say on taxation, the ABC and the whereabouts of Margie Abbott.

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Big business offers guide on how to be out of touch on taxation

Big business and its spruikers are out of touch on transnational tax avoidance — and it’s not just a matter of fairness, either, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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From class warfare to patriotism — the hypocrisy of Abbott’s ‘mature debate’

The government’s capacity to prosecute a reform agenda will be undermined by the way it has squandered trust and goodwill in the electorate.

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World’s biggest tax dodger wants competitors to pay their damn taxes

The wisdom Rupert Murdoch offered to G20 finance ministers is simply more of the self-interest that has given us the inequality he rails against, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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How tough was the budget? Not especially tough …

Last night’s budget was only middling in its ferocity. And the period of low spending growth it forecasts it unlikely to be realised.

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The net closes, albeit slowly, on tax-dodging tech giants

There’s been plenty of media fuss about how little tax tech giants like Google pay in Australia. The problem goes wider, and yes, there are efforts to address it.

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Coalition hypocrisy? Abbott and Hockey in their own words

As the budget looms, we compare what Coalition leaders said in opposition with what they’re saying now. There’s quite a difference …

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Parkinson leaves the rich out of talk of fiscal sustainability

A debate about the sustainability of our tax system should start with fixing existing taxes before we increase them or create new ones, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Essential: we think we’re highly taxed; Labor claws back voter esteem

Australians believe they’re highly taxed compared internationally, and that it’s getting worse, today’s Essential Report finds.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is showing some political nous in largely avoiding the debate about the role of global warming in the New South Wales bushfires.

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Tax hike: will smokers cough up or butt out?

Labor wants to jack up the tax on cigarettes. Crikey intern Henry Belot investigates whether that will really cut smoking rates, or if it’s a cash grab.

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What are your rights with the taxman? Call to clean up ATO ‘disgrace’

Another disgruntled taxpayer is suing the ATO for $5.1 million in damages, as taxation experts call for stronger compensation rights and a taxpayers’ charter to be enshrined in law.

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Tax Office pursuit of offshore tax dodgers ramps up

The ATO will set up a new taskforce to catch businesses dodging tax by basing themselves offshore. It comes as the agency unsuccessfully pursued one company through the courts.

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Memo to Hockey: what’s really wrong with the Tax Office

Joe Hockey wants to shake up the Australian Taxation Office. It’s welcome news to accountants and taxpayers, but he’ll need more than rhetoric to fix the ATO’s problems.

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Why we’ll happily pay the Medicare levy (just don’t call it a tax)

The government wants to increase the Medicare levy to help support the national disability insurance scheme. Amber Jamieson and Sasha Petrova report on politicians’ historical love of levies.

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How to be a bad sport and move to a tax haven

Some of our true-blue sporting heroes seem to be taking up residency in countries with favourable tax arrangements. But how easy is it to do? Crikey intern Kylar Loussikian finds it may not work for him.

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Crikey calling: who’s afraid of the budget deficit?

The federal budget is less than three weeks away and pollies are gearing up for a future of budget deficits. But does it have to be this way? Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane talks forward estimates with Crikey deputy editor Cathy Alexander.

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ATO whistleblower bully case points to ‘tick and flick’ advice

Australian Taxation Office Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo is being personally sued in a workplace bullying claim that exposes a “tick and flick” attitude to taxpayer objections.

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Dear preventative health wowsers: stop taking the piss

Some persistent themes run through campaigns by the preventive health lobby to ban and tax things. But should these taxpayer-funded elites be allowed to crack down on what they disapprove of?

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Glencore, Xstrata and making a motza from emerging food panic

Glencore is looking to rising food prices as way to offset recent declines in minerals prices.

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Are you on the ATO hit list this year?

Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo yesterday announced the Australian Taxation Office hit list, writes Chris Seage, a tax consultant and former ATO audit manager.

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ATO leading the world in discriminating against Mac users

Australia is one of the few countries in the world that continues to discriminate against Mac and Linux users when it comes to tax filing.

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Checking the docket on how expensive it is to do business in Oz

The business claim that the government is making Australia more expensive to invest is is completely wrong.

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Tax forum demonstrates Labor has already failed

Even for tax policy fanatics it’s hard to get excited about the two-day tax forum. Given Labor’s failure to adopt the Henry tax review, the prospect of meaningful change is slim, says Adam Creighton.

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