Tax Reform in Australia: Base-Broadening Down Under
49 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2012
Date Written: March 1, 1986
In the 1980s Australia's income tax system was entirely overhauled in an unprecedented reform exercise. The retirement savings and income system was rebuilt entirely, capital gains were brought into the income tax base in a comprehensive fashion, the classical company-shareholder tax regime was replaced with a full imputation system, the foreign income exemption system was replaced by a comprehensive foreign tax credit system, and separate a fringe benefits tax paid by employers was enacted to subject non-cash employment fringe benefits to tax at the highest individual marginal rate.
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