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Is there a magic pudding? A quick analysis of CPA Australia's GST proposals

This is a quick off the cuff analysis of CPA Australia’s report: Tax reform in Australia, the facts, a day after its release. In the absence of time to study the report more closely, and critical details of the modelling and presentation of data, I raise as many questions as answers. 1,424 more words

Australia

A brief history of tax (Part 3): the trojan horse.

‘The tax code, once you get to know it, embodies all of the essence of life: greed, politics, power, goodness, charity. Everything’s in there.’ Sheldon Cohen, Former Commissioner of the US Internal Revenue Service. 6,733 more words

Australia

Japan Publishes New Consumption Tax Plans for Foreign E-services

Japan has published new plans to subject the supply by foreign providers of electronic services to their consumers to 8% Consumption Tax. This should come into place from 1 October 2015. 142 more words

Asia-Pacific

Who's the fairest (and most efficient) of them all - income or consumption taxes?

One of the long standing debates in tax policy is that between advocates of  income and consumption taxes. As the Government prepares for its Tax White Paper, we’re about to go once more round the mulberry bush! 3,397 more words

Australia

A brief history of tax, Part 2: Clash of the titans.

‘The tax code, once you get to know it, embodies all of the essence of life: greed, politics, power, goodness, charity. Everything’s in there.’ Sheldon Cohen, Former Commissioner of the US Internal Revenue Service. 4,917 more words

Australia

Japan: Plans for an increase in Consumption Tax from April 2017

The government has confirmed that Japanese consumption tax will rise from 8% to 10% from 1 April 2017. This latest date was announced in the 2015 Tax Plan. 110 more words

Asia-Pacific