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Discussion paper - Wine Equalisation Tax rebate

21 August 2015
The discussion paper on the wine equalisation tax rebate (WET rebate) has now been released. his paper is intended to stimulate public discussion on how the WET rebate scheme may be contributing to distortions in the production of wine and seek feedback on what opportunities there might be to better target the support that the rebate offers.
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Which tax topics were mentioned the most?

6 August 2015
We asked how you think we can make a better tax system, here are the tax topics you mentioned the most in your submissions.
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Submission snapshot

5 August 2015
Check out our snapshot of organisations and individuals who made a formal submission in response to the tax discussion paper.
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We want to hear your feedback

29 July 2015

Help us to improve our services by taking the survey. It only takes around five minutes and will provide us with your valuable feedback.

The survey closed Monday 3 August.

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How did tax get so complex?

22 June 2015
In the 1950s Australia had a tax system made up of around 1080 pages of tax law. Since then, Governments have identified gaps, addressed omissions, and attempted to adapt the tax system to changes in business and society. Check out our in five slides on complexity to find out more.
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State revenue from taxes - in six slides

5 June 2015
States and territories provide a range of essential services to Australians, take a closer look at state revenue from taxes in six slides 
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Did you take the taxation of savings quiz?

4 June 2015
Did you take to quiz on the taxation of savings? 44% of you got 6 out of 6 questions right for a perfect score.
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Did you respond to our "quick comment" on the taxation of savings?

4 June 2015
Last week we asked you for your thoughts on whether there should there be differences in the way savings are taxed? Here's what you mentioned most frequently View comments.
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How are savings taxed?

28 May 2015
Want to know more about how savings are taxed? Check out our in five slides.
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What is negative gearing?

28 May 2015
What is negative gearing? Check out our infographic on the topic.
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Did you respond to our "quick comment" on tax and economic growth?

14 May 2015

How can we make the tax system better for economic growth?

Here's what you mentioned most frequently. Vie ...
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Quiz answers - who actually pays tax?

14 May 2015
Did you take to quiz on who actually pays tax? The results to date are now in and 54% of you got 5 out of 5 questions right for a perfect score! Read more
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Have you seen the budget outcomes for small business?

13 May 2015
The Government is creating the right environment at the right time to invest. The 2015 Budget provides $5.5 billion including $5 billion of tax relief to create jobs and small business growth. Watch the jobs and small businesses animation for a nifty explainer. More information on the Read more
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Quick facts from Tax stats 2012-13

6 May 2015
Check out our slides on Quick facts from Tax stats 2012-13. Every year the Australian Tax Office publishes data from income tax returns and other aspects of the taxation system. Data for 2012-13 has recently been released in the latest edition of Read more
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Quiz Answers – challenges for the tax system

28 April 2015

Did you take the quiz?

The results to date are now in from last week's quiz. The subject was challenges for the tax system. Read more
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Did you respond to the challenges “quick comment”?

27 April 2015

Which tax challenge should we tackle as a priority?

Here's what you have mentioned most frequently.

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Did you respond to our first “quick comment”?

21 April 2015

What needs to change for a better tax system that delivers lower, simpler, fairer taxes?

Here's what you have mentioned most frequently.

View comments.
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Quiz Answers - the current tax system

16 April 2015

Did you take the quiz?

We asked if you wanted to test your tax knowledge. The first subject was the current tax system. The results to date are now in. Read more
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Incidence of major taxes

7 April 2015

A Treasury working paper on the effects of some major Australian taxes on living standards is now available. The paper explores the economic incidence of taxes on workers and businesses domestically and overseas and quantifies the efficiency of the current tax system at the margin.

Marginal excess burden of major Australian ...

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Vision for our tax system

30 March 2015
What is your vision for a better tax system that delivers lower, simpler, fairer taxes? Lodge your formal submission by 1 June 2015.

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