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It is the role of the Treasury to provide advice on effective tax and retirement income arrangements that contribute to the overall fiscal outcome, influence strong sustainable economic growth for the good of the Australian people. The Treasury is responsible for assessing and advising on the general design of the tax system and its components, and retirement income policy, in relation to economic efficiency, equity, income distribution, budgetary requirements and economic feasibility.


  •  - ClosedExposure Draft

    The Government announced in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Budgets that it would implement the Organisation for Economic Co operation and Development’s (OECD) rules aimed at eliminating double non-taxation benefits from hybrid mismatch arrangements which exploit differences in the tax treatment of an entity or instrument under the laws of two or more tax jurisdictions. On […]

  •  - ClosedDraft Legislation

    The Government announced in the 2017-18 Budget that it would toughen the Multinational Anti-Avoidance Law. The MAAL took effect from 1 January 2016 and prevents multinationals from escaping Australian tax by using artificial or contrived arrangements to avoid having a taxable presence in Australia. This new legislation will strengthen the integrity of the MAAL by […]

  •  - ClosedExposure Draft

    On 7 June 2017, Australia signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the Convention), otherwise referred to as the Multilateral Instrument. The Convention, a key outcome of the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, was developed to efficiently modify jurisdictions’ bilateral tax treaties […]

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