The United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, France, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa and parts of America have sugar taxes. Australia could be next.
Australia's tax system has become skewed towards a growing and apparently untouchable group of 'taxed nots' - they are older Australians who pay roughly $1 billion per year less tax than younger Australians in the same circumstances, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
What if the right to an income was as basic as the right to vote?
If you're lodging with MyTax this weekend, here are a few tips to help you get more bucks back this year.
Eight of 10 Australians get a tax refund and the average last year was $2112
"I've got my ear to the ground now," says Inspector-General of Taxation Ali Noroozi.
A crazy idea that looks like getting up was based on the notion that government could give small business a much-needed boost by cutting their company tax.
There can be unexpected tax and financial consequences of a couple moving in together.
Asked why it had backed down, the ATO said though a spokeswoman it had made a political judgement.
Capital gains tax on the family home is not to difficult to understand if you take it step by step.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has confirmed plans to water down some of the superannuation changes announced in the budget, but says he'll hold the line on the most important elements.
The challenge with paying tax is how to make sure you don't pay too much or too little but just the right amount.
The Tax Office is targeting the growing number of people making a living or supplementing their regular income from the sharing economy.
Face-to-face fundraising is here to stay, but while it's effective for charities, there are more effective ways to give.
Fast-fashion retailer is one of a growing number of multinationals locking in their Australian tax.
If you're letting a property to tenants, it's important to know what you can and cannot claim.
Tax cuts promised from Friday July 1 will fail to arrive for up to a year after the Tax Office confirmed it won't be changing its tax schedules to accommodate the prime minister.
Claims of a boost to living standards from the government's planned company tax cuts rest largely on a dramatic reduction in tax avoidance, a new analysis shows.
As the start of the financial year approaches there is always a raft of changes in taxes and thresholds.
Making sure you're financially organised is the key to ensuring you maximise your tax return and receive your refund as soon as possible.
Amid the mid-year stocktake sales and car dealership runouts is a notion that it is rather important - to sort out private health insurance before June 30.
Many people will make spontaneous donations to charity before the end of the financial year, but Bryony Green and others like her will be banding together for more "purposeful and planned" giving.
That unsettling prickling sensation many of you will be feeling right now is just your hip-pocket nerve reacting as July 2 nears.
Each year about 12.4 million Australians claim more $30 billion in deductions against their income, now the ATO is cracking down.
For all the fuss about bracket creep, its impact is often overestimated.
The end of the financial year is a time for financial reflection and proactive planning.
Many people are quick to complain about how changes to our tax system will affect them, but they won't do anything about it.
Labor ought to consider reversioning the old 1980's AIDS slogan: "I like sex, but I'm not prepared to die for it."
Australian consumers are used to the offshore call centre when dealing with telcos. But would you expect your accountant to outsource your tax return to a cheap outfit overseas?