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Tax Policy

 

Tax policy is the government's approach to taxation, both from the practical and normative side of the question.

 

Policymakers debate the nature of the tax structure they plan to implement (i.e., how progressive or regressive) and how they might affect individuals and businesses (i.e., tax incidence).

 

Headlines Around the Web

The Real Story About Romney’s Tax-Cut Plan

Oct 05, 2012 - Business Week

Senate heads for symbolic tax-cut vote

Jul 26, 2012 - MarketWatch

Chancellor to use bonds to boost jobs

Nov 06, 2011 - Independent

Levin report blasts repatriation break

Oct 11, 2011 - Politico

Articles About Tax Policy

Super Pit, gold mine in Australia run by Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining
Execs Name Alberta as Most Attractive Mining Jurisdiction in Canada

By IBTimes AU

Among the Canadian provinces and territories, Alberta is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in the province, the annual global survey of mining executives said. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ANGOLA, ZIMBABWE, MADAGASCAR, INVESTMENT

An environmental activist places his hand on a giant globe in a rally demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Kacp
Australia Not Committing To 15% Carbon Emission Reduction Target Despite CCA Review

By IBTimes AU

Australia's Climate Change Authority (CCA) has urged the government to triple its carbon emission reduction targets to combat increasing global temperatures. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, GLOBAL WARMING, IMF, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, TONY ABBOTT, G20

G20 Sydney 2014: On Tax, IMF, the Job Market and Central Banks

By IBTimes AU

Finance ministers and central bank governors discuss tax, reorienting and refinancing the International Monetary Fund and encouraging central banks to work with cooperation. (Feb 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IMF, UNITED KINGDOM, GDP, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

An environmental activist places his hand on a giant globe in a rally demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw November 16, 2013.
IMF Concerned for Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal; Greg Hunt Defends Abbott's Direct Action Policy

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been urged by International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde to continue being the "pioneer" in the ongoing climate change debate. Ms Lagarde spoke ahead of the G20 meetings and acknowledged Australia... (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, G20, ELECTIONS, RENEWABLE ENERGY

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo
Australia's Carbon Tax Repeal Looms Despite Report Showing Decline in Gas Emissions

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government has previously said it will repeal carbon tax in July following a statement based on new data on greenhouse gas emissions. The Coalition claimed that Labour's carbon tax was only causing "plenty of pain, with no environmental gain. (Feb 06)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ELECTIONS, TONY ABBOTT, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, TAX LAW

A man takes part in a protest against the carbon tax in central Sydney
No Punishment for Australia's Carbon Polluters Under Direct Action; Abbott Credibility 'Hanging by a Thread'

By IBTimes AU

Carbon polluters in Australia will not be punished under the Abbott government's Direct Action plan. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's climate policy was not designed to be punitive, according to Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt. (Jan 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, TONY ABBOTT

Newspoll: PM Tony Abbott, Coalition Slumps in Ratings While Bill Shorten, Labor Shines

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Coalition government has failed to outperform the Australian Labor Party in the latest Newspoll. The poll results may be an indication of the Abbott government's collapse as Labor leads as the most preferred political party in a two-party basis. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: TONY ABBOTT, GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, TAX LAW

200 Employees Jobless for Christmas at Wilkie Creek Mine

By IBTimes AU

About 200 employees are about to be jobless as Wilkie Creek Mine announces closure in Queensland (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Tax Avoidance: European Commission Moves to Close Parent-Subsidiary Directive Loopholes

By IBTimes UK

EU firms exploiting Directive aimed at preventing double taxation. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, EUROPEAN UNION

Australia Not Taking Climate Change Seriously; G20 Climate Plans in Danger

By IBTimes AU

Member-nations of the G20 may be saying goodbye to hopes of ever having a strong and effective action plan against climate change when Australia takes over the leadership in December. International observers find no evidence that the country is taking the global issue of climate change seriously. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, G20, TONY ABBOTT, JAPAN, UNITED NATIONS, POLAND