Tag Archives: Labor tax policies

What’s next on the agenda for the government

With the election campaign finally over and a new government sworn in, many will be wondering what a Labor government is likely to tackle during their term in government. Two significant policies that Labor took to the election were child care changes (both in terms of the subsidy and structural changes) and dealing with multinational tax avoidance. In relation to the latter, it proposed a multifaceted approach by limiting debt-related deductions by multinationals, denying a tax deduction for intellectual property in some instances, and increasing transparency.

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Labor Election Policies

Given the likelihood of a change of Government in the upcoming election

we look at Labor's well-publicised policies of negative gearing restrictions, reduction of the CGT discount, and ending excess dividend imputation. These policies are wide-ranging and may affect a broad group of taxpayers including individuals, retirees and SMSFs.

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