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State taxes reform: A practitioner's viewpoint paper

Published on 13 Dec 12 by Australian Tax Research Foundation

Do you believe it is time for inefficient State taxes to be reformed? Should stamp duties continue to be charged on residential home purchases? Why are duties still levied on insurance policies?  Such reform cannot begin without alternate financial support being found for the States and Territories if they are to give up their funding streams provided by State taxes.

In this paper, Michael Butler of Finlaysons, who is an experienced State taxes practitioner offers the “tax practitioner’s view” of the operation of these inefficient taxes and why reform in this area is necessary.

This paper is accompanied by a presentation which can be found here.

Author profile:

Michael BUTLER
Michael Butler FTIA is a Partner at Finlaysons' Tax & Revenue Group. Michael advises both domestic and foreign clients on federal, international and state tax matters, and has a special interest in property tax issues. Michael is the author of the book "Australian Federal Company Taxation" and a regular contributor to Taxation Institute of Australia events.
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