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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.


  •  - Open4 days left to have your sayDraft 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 […]

  •  - Open4 days left to have your sayExposure 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 […]

  •  - ClosedConsultation Paper

    The Government announced in the 2016-17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that it would allow the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to report to registered credit reporting bureaus (CRBs) the tax debt information of businesses that do not effectively engage with the ATO to manage those debts. The Government is seeking the community’s views on […]

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