Tax

economic-policy-finance

The aim of the research at the CIS is to work towards an efficient and predictable tax system that does not impose too great a burden on the economy.

Publications

  1. Where Your Tax Dollars Go

    Robert Carling | 09 Jul 2014 | Special Publications

    Taxation is imposed through the coercive power of the state. Politicians often speak of “asking” taxpayers to pay more... Read More...

  2. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  3. States of Debt

    Robert Carling | 20 Mar 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    While the budget deficits and rising debt of the Australian federal government have received much attention, this report... Read More...

  4. The Task Ahead: The Hon Joe Hockey MP

    Joe Hockey | 08 Nov 2013 | Speeches

    Joe Hockey, in his first domestic keynote address as Treasurer, talks about the economic challanges facing the Coalition... Read More...

  5. Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government!

    Robert Carling | 07 Aug 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    Shrink Taxation by Shrinking Government! explores the link between tax reform and smaller government as envisaged by CIS’s... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Hockey’s tax receipts don’t reveal the deficit

    Robert Carling | 22 Jul 2014 | The Australian

    What do Joe Hockey's new tax receipts for individuals really tell us about what the government spends and receives?... Read More

  2. Scapegoating investors won’t slow up house prices

    Stephen Kirchner | 10 Jul 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    Unless global real interest rates rise significantly in the future, the gains in house prices are unlikely to be unwound.... Read More

  3. Inflation must be in the tax review

    Robert Carling | 16 May 2014 | The Australian

    The cumulative effects of bracket creep are substantial and are best nipped in the bud each year rather than being allowed ... Read More

  4. Levy and parental leave scheme make bad politics

    Simon Cowan | 12 May 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    The temporary deficit tax has joined the gold-plated PPL scheme as a policy millstone around the neck of the Prime Minister.... Read More

  5. A short-term deficit levy plug does not fill a long-term hole

    Robert Carling | 30 Apr 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    A temporary tax increase makes no economic sense. It makes no difference to what the deficit will be after the increase is ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Why we need structural budget reform

    Tom Camp | 25 Jul 2014

    Some of the Abbott government’s challenges come from the Howard government failing to make the most of the windfall gain ...

  2. Sharing the budget pain without increasing taxes

    Trisha Jha | 30 May 2014

    To share the budget pain, we must all go without things for which we’ve relied on the government and learn to take greater ...

  3. Revenue to the rescue

    Robert Carling | 16 May 2014

    The 2014-15 Budget relies heavily on revenue to reach approximate balance in four years’ time....

  4. Burned by the deficit levy to save the debt village

    Jeremy Sammut | 02 May 2014

    Will Joe Hockey’s first budget cuts as deep and hard as the first Costello budget in 1996?...

  5. The bright side of non-competitive IR federalism

    Alexander Philipatos | 24 Apr 2014

    Classical liberals favour competitive federalism over national laws because competition between jurisdictions makes it harder ...

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