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Cuts to individual tax rates a likely Federal Budget centerpiece. But at what cost?

Cuts to individual tax rates a likely Federal Budget centerpiece. But at what cost?

Personal tax cuts are shaping up as a likely Federal Budget centrepiece, but the question of how exactly they'll be funded is still anyone's guess. Terry Hayes, Tax Consultant to Thomson Reuters, looks beyond the simple revenue loss equation to understand why they could be a 2018-19 budget certainty, despite the finance question. … Read More

35 tax and related Bills stuck in Parliamentary logjam

35 tax and related Bills stuck in Parliamentary logjam

Federal Parliament might have gone for the year, but there are a substantial number of tax and related Bills that are still before Parliament in respect of which debate will not resume until 2018. They include some important amendments affecting a wide range of taxpayers. Issue 52 of Thomson Reuters 2017 Weekly Tax Bulletin lists 35 such […] … Read More

Outstanding draft tax legislation adds to Government’s “to do” list

Outstanding draft tax legislation adds to Government’s “to do” list

Federal Parliament already has a lot on its tax legislation plate for 2018, and that will only be added to by the finalisation of draft tax legislation into Bills in Parliament. Currently, there is a backlog of important draft legislation awaiting finalisation, including: Controversial GST amendments proposing to give effect to the Government’s 2017-18 Budget […] … Read More