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Federal Budget 2019

Analysis and insights for the tax profession. Updated as the Federal Budget unfolds.

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Superannuation measures in the Federal Budget

Thankfully the 2020 Federal Budget didn’t have superannuation front and centre as we’ve seen in previous years, and that’s probably a good thing...

More positive announcements on the superannuation front

From 1 July 2020, trustees of super funds will be able to elect whether they use the proportionate or the segregated method for the calculation of ECPI...

Key tax takeaways for SMEs in this year's Budget

While they didn’t get their entire wish list this year, small businesses are a winner in the Budget, with the Government describing them as the ‘engine room of the economy’...

How the low and middle-income tax offset will benefit individuals

As most of you will know, there are a number of changes that have been announced by the Government, some of them taking effect immediately...

Important changes announced in the 2019 Budget

This Budget has taken place in an election year, and as you’d expect, there are not many significant structural changes for business in this Budget. However, there are still some things...

Launching our first Federal Budget website

It's a Federal Election year, it's Budget time. The Tax Institute is at the forefront of everything that's going on right now, and so it should be.

Labor's proposed changes

The restrictions on negative gearing that Labor is proposing on all but newly constructed property; the denial of refund of excess imputation credits; the halving...

Distortions in the tax system

We're way at one end of the spectrum compared with OECD countries in our reliance on income tax, we rely on 10 taxes for 90% of our revenue...

Calling for holistic tax reform

One of the things that's incumbent on our government is to really look at what our country will need in 2050. That means doing a whole lot more than just cherry-picking pieces for tax reform, looking at the franking credit debate...


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