Madeleine Heffernan An overhaul of the goods and services tax is inevitable and might help raise living standards, business groups say.
Clancy Yeates State and federal governments must extract more tax revenue if they are to fund the nation's ballooning infrastructure needs in decades to come, former Treasury secretary Ken Henry says.
Mark Bouris Over the next few weeks, a lot of readers will be receiving tax refund cheques from the Australian Taxation Office.
Barbara Drury It's that time of year when Australians start grumbling about giving up a Sunday to fill in their annual income tax return.
Annette Sampson More than 1500 people have been prosecuted by the Tax Office in the past year as it steps up its efforts to track down tax cheats.
Barbara Drury If you are thinking about income protection insurance, it could be financially worth your while to prepay a year's premiums before June 30 and bring forward a handy tax deduction.
When it comes to claiming deductions, the Tax Office finds many landlords get it wrong because they don't know better.
Annette Sampson Another financial year done and dusted. Well, almost. With a little more than four weeks to go until June 30, it is high time to get in some last-minute tax planning.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To get my things together to do this year's tax return.
Clancy Yeates Now is about the time many people begin the yearly chore of digging out all those receipts and other papers needed to complete their tax returns.
Four weeks might not seem like a long time but what you do this month could have a significant impact on your upcoming tax bill or refund.
Fund Pick There's been a big downturn in the number of managed investment schemes advertising tax deductions.
I Can Do That The strategy: to get a tax break from super before June 30.
Lesley Parker The bedding in of a new computer system at the Australian Taxation Office will make it even harder to hide if you don't get your tax return right this year.
Lesley Parker Federal budget changes to the way fringe benefits tax (FBT) applies to leased cars means it may be time to review your salary packaging arrangements - or put some in place - to improve your take-home...
Barbara Drury The federal government is winding back tax rebates for medical expenses and private health insurance but there are still financial incentives to book an expensive medical procedure or take out...
John Collett Everyone likes a tax deduction. A big part of the marketing push from margin lenders is the ability to claim a tax deduction this financial year.
I Can Do That The strategy: To get a tax break on my work-related expenses.
Annette Sampson Tax matters. And not just because it's that time of the year when tax is top of mind.
I Can Do That The strategy: To get a tax deduction on charitable donations before June 30.