Madeleine Heffernan An overhaul of the goods and services tax is inevitable and might help raise living standards, business groups say.
Clancy Yeates State and federal governments must extract more tax revenue if they are to fund the nation's ballooning infrastructure needs in decades to come, former Treasury secretary Ken Henry says.
Mark Bouris Over the next few weeks, a lot of readers will be receiving tax refund cheques from the Australian Taxation Office.
Barbara Drury It's that time of year when Australians start grumbling about giving up a Sunday to fill in their annual income tax return.
Annette Sampson More than 1500 people have been prosecuted by the Tax Office in the past year as it steps up its efforts to track down tax cheats.
Barbara Drury If you are thinking about income protection insurance, it could be financially worth your while to prepay a year's premiums before June 30 and bring forward a handy tax deduction.
When it comes to claiming deductions, the Tax Office finds many landlords get it wrong because they don't know better.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To get my things together to do this year's tax return.
Clancy Yeates Now is about the time many people begin the yearly chore of digging out all those receipts and other papers needed to complete their tax returns.
Alexandra Smith STOLEN tax file numbers have been used to lodge as many as 5000 fraudulent tax refunds worth $27 million in just three months, as identity criminals increasingly attempt to defraud government...
Adele Ferguson If you're an investor, wealthy, an executive or operate in the cash economy, the taxman cometh.
George Cochrane Pensions offer the most straightforward form of income in retirement - and keep the ATO at bay.
I Can Do That The strategy: To avoid rental property tax traps.
Lesley Parker The rent you are quietly picking up from a property you own in, say, New Zealand or Britain could land you in hot water if you are not including it in your tax return, with the Australian Taxation...
Max Newnham The effect of GST on businesses depends on the type of customers they have. Goods or services supplied to other GST-registered businesses reduces the impact of GST.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To avoid the new tax on golden handshakes.
Barbara Drury If the kids need braces on their teeth, you need new glasses and your partner has been putting off minor surgery, it's time to get a wriggle on.
Noel Whittaker What is the difference between the amount earned from investing in shares and from investing in bank deposits?
Garry Maddox A tax rebate is drawing private investors to Australian film once again.