Category Archives: Taxation

The importance of economic growth for the poor

Dan Mitchell, our man in DC with current US data to demonstrate that all boats rise and fall together. See also Jim Rose and the NZ Taxpayers. That reminds me, we are going to NZ at Christmas, travelling from bottom … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Rafe, Taxation | 1 Comment

Flow-on from the Trump tax cuts

Good news from our man in DC. Not much to see in Australia yet. Funny thing that.

Posted in Rafe, Taxation | 4 Comments

Gene Tunny: The Andrew Leigh-Sinclair Davidson company tax debate

In March, there was extensive media coverage (e.g. in the Guardian Australia) of shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh’s company tax research which found companies paying lower effective company tax rates (i.e. actual tax paid/profits) did not create more jobs than those … Continue reading

Posted in Cross Post, Economics and economy, Taxation | 5 Comments

Incidence of company tax

Warren Mundine in the AFR this morning: In its fight against company tax cuts, Labor peddles the myth that company tax cuts are a windfall for big businesses and their shareholders, this week even launching ads suggesting Malcolm Turnbull supports company … Continue reading

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We’re from the government and we’re here to pick your pockets

From a Government’s perspective, there are only two things they want: your votes and your money. The rest is just rhetoric to get you to vote for them and to make sure you pay every last cent of your tax … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Taxation | 14 Comments

Charles Jacobs: Tax cuts on the nose: Millennials

As the tax cuts were passed in Parliament, new CIS research suggests that they may not have the backing of one of Australia’s largest group of voters. Indeed, in new polling we have commissioned from You Gov Galaxy, it appears … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Taxation | 33 Comments

Spare us the hypocrisy

There is a shock, horror, surprise headline on the Australian today. MPs warn Facebook over China data deal It turns out that Facebook might be sharing the information we voluntarily reveal to to world about ourselves with communists. Yes – … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Taxation | 9 Comments

Tax cuts are not a gender conspiracy

So I saw this tweet: Analysis of Turnbull’s tax cuts shows for every $ that goes to women, $2 will go to men. (Not to mention less money to fund childcare and health services) It’s a sexist tax package. — … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on the morality of taxation

Last week I had planned to ask the nice people at the AFR to accompany my column with a chart showing the income tax paid under current law, income tax paid from July if the Coalition’s budget plan is passed, … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Taxation | 52 Comments

Hold the front page: Tax collectors unpopular

Chris Jordan complaining: Australia’s taxation commissioner Chris Jordan has launched a scathing attack on the public broadcaster for a Four Corners episode in April which quoted a company owner attacking the ATO as a “mongrel bunch of bastards”. Look mate – there … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Taxation | 32 Comments