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Vote “1” for tax

When I was interviewed for a job with the Labor party  I was asked whether I had ever voted for John Howard. It was a joke question and they did not expect me to answer, but I did. “Of course”, I said confidently, “he has had a better tax policy for some time.” This Saturday […]

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R&D concessions go full circle

In the 2014/15 Budget the Government announced they would reduce the tax offset rate for the R&D Tax Incentive by 1.5%. This Bill was introduced in 2015 and has since been blocked by Labor and the cross benchers in the Senate. But, over two years later, Labor has just announced if it wins the election […]

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My first Solomon Island post

I am working in Honiara for the Solomon Island government and I was asked to look at the Sales Tax Act. It states there is Sales tax of 50 cents a movie ticket… Except there are no movie theatres in the Solomon Islands.  There are only 17 “prescribed goods and services” in the Sales Tax […]