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Corporate tax cuts

THE company reporting season threatens to become a running battle for the government with a think tank planning to calculate the tax revenue its policy would forego. The calculations by the Australia Institute are aimed at making the government wince and put on the defensive as it renews its bid …

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Tax scams

ACCOUNTANTS aren’t the only ones at the top of their game at tax time. As the end of the financial year looms on June 30, scammers are salivating at the prospect of making more bucks. And they’re dusting off and tweaking a sophisticated set of scams designed to relieve you …

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Tax cuts

ANALYSIS The word “rollback” is about to be revived by the Labor Party and with it will come uncomfortable memories of when it was a word linked to defeat. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten would know its history but will have little choice but to bring back rollback — or a …

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Bill Shorten

LABOR has told 14,000 medium-size businesses with a million workers it would take away their tax cuts if Bill Shorten becomes prime minister. In reply the Government accused the Opposition Leader of being unable to promise a stronger economy, and referred to a former Labor leader’s campaign slogan. “He has …

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Tax return 2018

THE Turnbull Government’s $144 billion income tax cuts will go ahead after the Senate today gave its approval of the package. The government won the vote 37-34 with support from the entire crossbench except independent Tim Storer, despite objections from Labor and the Greens. The package was sent to the …

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Pauline Hanson changes positions on company tax cuts

ANALYSIS LET’S talk Hanson-ese. This obscure language is dominating the prospects of the government’s corporate tax legislation and will decide the fate of billions in tax relief. Only One Nation founder Senator Pauline Hanson speaks it fluently, although the government’s chief negotiator with the Senate crossbench, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann …

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Business tax cuts

A LABOR MP has highlighted unrest within the Opposition by several times declining to back Bill Shorten’s threat to roll back tax cuts for medium-sized businesses. Member for Bass, Ross Hart, stood his ground on Tasmanian radio and would not endorse the so-called Shorten “captain’s call” to repeal the legislated …

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