Published on 01 Apr 12
by "AUSTRALIAN TAX FORUM" JOURNAL ARTICLE
The government’s decision to commission research into an allowance for corporate equity (‘ACE’) for Australia portends major change to Australia’s corporate tax, and an even more significant departure from the tax policies that have been considered orthodox for the last 25 years. This paper analyses what an ACE could mean for Australia – what it is hoped an ACE would achieve, how it is meant to work, where the fault lines are to be found, what still remains unsettled in the basic design, who would win and who would lose under such a policy and why.
Graeme S COOPER
Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and Chairman of the NSW
Technical Committee. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, OECD, World Bank and IMF. He is a frequent speaker at Taxation Institute events and has written many articles in Australian and overseas
journals. He was admitted to legal practice in NSW (1980) and Victoria (1999) and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in Law Schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and
holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York.
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