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  • 11-April-2019

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Australia

    The tax wedge for the average single worker in Australia increased by 0.3 percentage points from 28.6 in 2017 to 28.9 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).

  • 21-March-2019

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    Taxation and the Future of Work: How Tax Systems Influence Choice of Employment Form (OECD Taxation Working Paper)

    This paper analyses the tax treatment of different employment forms for a set of eight countries: Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The analysis includes labour income taxes, capital income taxes, social contributions, and non-tax compulsory payments.

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  • 20-March-2019

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    Global Forum on VAT

    The fifth meeting of the OECD will take place in Melbourne, Australia in March 2019 and is expected to include representatives from over 100 countries across the globe together with officials from international organisations.

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  • 5-December-2018

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Australia

    The tax-to-GDP ratio in Australia decreased by 0.1 percentage points from 27.9% in 2015 to 27.8% in 2016.* The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.0% over the same period.

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  • 27-September-2018

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    Australia, France, Japan and Slovak Republic deposit their instrument of ratification or acceptance for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Australia, France, Japan and the Slovak Republic have deposited their instrument of ratification or acceptance for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting with the OECD’s Secretary-General, therewith underlining their strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises.

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  • 26-September-2018

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    Definitive MLI Position for Australia

    Reservations and notifications under the Multilateral Instrument for BEPS Tax Treaty Related Measures provided for Australia, deposited with the instrument of ratification, approval, or acceptance

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  • 17-September-2018

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    Effective carbon rates: Key findings for Australia

    This country note for Australia provides detail on the proportion of CO2 emissions from energy use subject to different effective carbon rates (ECR), as well as on the level and components of average ECRs in each of the six economic sectors (road transport, off-road transport, industry, agriculture and fishing, residential & commercial, and electricity).

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  • 6-September-2018

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    Transfer Pricing Country Profiles

    These country profiles focus on countries' domestic legislation regarding key transfer pricing principles, including the arm's length principle, transfer pricing methods, comparability analysis, intangible property, intra-group services, cost contribution agreements, transfer pricing documentation, administrative approaches to avoiding and resolving disputes, safe harbours and other implementation measures.

  • 30-August-2018

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    Making Dispute Resolution More Effective – MAP Peer Review Report, Australia (Stage 1) - Inclusive Framework on BEPS: Action 14

    Under Action 14, countries have committed to implement a minimum standard to strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The MAP is included in Article 25 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and commits countries to endeavour to resolve disputes related to the interpretation and application of tax treaties. The Action 14 Minimum Standard has been translated into specific terms of reference and a methodology for the peer review and monitoring process. The minimum standard is complemented by a set of best practices.The peer review process is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 assesses countries against the terms of reference of the minimum standard according to an agreed schedule of review. Stage 2 focuses on monitoring the follow-up of any recommendations resulting from jurisdictions' stage 1 peer review report. This report reflects the outcome of the stage 1 peer review of the implementation of the Action 14 Minimum Standard by Australia, which is accompanied by a document addressing the implementation of best practices which can be accessed on the OECD website: http://oe.cd/bepsaction14.
  • 12-April-2018

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    Taxation Household Savings: Key findings for Australia

    This note presents marginal effective tax rates (METRs) that summarise the tax system’s impact on the incentives to make an additional investment in a particular type of savings. By comparing METRs on different types of household savings, we can gain insights into which assets or savings types receive the most favourable treatment from the tax system

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