The tax white paper is dead. So too (most probably) is an increase in the GST.
Leasing a car through work is still worthwhile. The tax advantage is not as great as it used to be, but there are still savings for most people.
Peter Martin So out of favour is the idea of increasing the GST that by the time the government releases its tax options paper in the new year a 15 per cent GST might not even be on it.
George Cochrane We live in combined flats as our permanent place of residence and neither one has ever been rented. We wondered if upon sale of either flat we will have to pay any capital gains tax? A.D.
Daryl Dixon Given the ongoing uncertainty about the future tax treatment of superannuation, investing in the family home and gearing investments now offer more certain benefits.
Peter Martin Forget the GST – it's tackling the burgeoning problem of superannuation that will show whether the Treasurer is serious about fixing tax.
Daryl Dixon If superannuation is made less attractive, it would encourage the well off to over-invest in the family home and do even more negative gearing of investment properties.
Michelle Hutchison Nervous consumers are preparing for an economic downturn - but it could be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
George Cochrane At this stage is using life savings to build a house the best plan?
George Cochrane What's the best solution for a couple galloping toward post-work life with a small super balance?
George Cochrane Would moving out of our current home and then renting it out be a wise move?
David Potts The choice is yours when it comes to taking advantage of that hard-earned refund.
Peter Ker A multinational contractor to oil giants BHP Billiton and Chevron has agreed to pay more than $51 million to the Australian Tax Office to settle a "transfer pricing" claim.
Peter Martin The head of Tony Abbott's Commission of Audit has broken ranks with the Prime Minister on the question of superannuation, saying it's time to ask whether the multi-billion dollar system of tax concessions is achieving its aim.
Sally Rose The government's promise to review the retirement incomes system, in order to secure support from the Greens for its planned changes to the aged pension test announced in the May federal budget, has been labelled a farce.