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ATO analysis reveals how tough it is to run a tech business in Australia, with Apple, Google and others struggling to make a buck

- April 5, 2024 3 MIN READ

Accounting tricks are helping Big Tech firms avoid paying tax on up to 96.6% of their Australian income, according to a new analysis of Australian Taxation Office (ATO) figures that showed Apple was the worst offender when it came to corporate tax minimisation. The tech giant took $9.3 billion from Australian customers during the 2021-22… Read more »

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EVs are 41% cheaper in New Zealand – here’s how Australian government policies are forcing buyers to pay $9000 more than they should

- February 16, 2024 3 MIN READ

Advocates believe a perfect storm of competition concerns, new fuel efficiency standards and the axing of archaic parallel-import restrictions could provide “achievable change” that boosts the supply of electric vehicles (EVs) and slashes their prices by around $9,000. That’s the amount Australians are overpaying for EVs, former ACCC chair Allan Fels concluded in a recent analysis of price… Read more »

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High Court flattens Victoria’s EV tax

- October 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

Victoria’s electric vehicle road use tax is dead, killed off by a legal challenge to the High Court of Australia. A majority 4-3 decision by the full bench of the High Court ruled the law was unconstitutional in a decision that could hit state-based consumption taxes more broadly. The High Court ruled that Victoria’s EV… Read more »

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Victorian Ombudsman rips into the state government over ‘unreasonable, inflexible’ EV road use charges

- September 27, 2023 3 MIN READ

As Victorian premier Daniel Andrews heads to the exit door this afternoon after nine years, one mess his successor will need to clean up is the government’s road-user charge for electric and hybrid vehicles, which has been branded unreasonable by state’s Ombudsman Deborah Glass. The government introduced the Zero and Low Emission Vehicles (ZLEV) Act… Read more »

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Everything you need to know about NFTs and tax liabilities in Australia

- March 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

With the acceleration of blockchain, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have gained significant popularity over the last few years. Like other novel technology, NFTs present their own set of tax issues and complexities to navigate. This article is intended to provide a high-level overview of some of the tax considerations to be aware of when transacting with… Read more »