*Secretary to Treasury calls for discussion on “sustainability of the tax system” (108)

In a speech to the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Breakfast Forum Fri 5.10.2012, entitled “Challenges and opportunities for the Australian economy“, the Secretary to the Treasury, Dr Martin Parkinson, raised the issue of “sustainability of the tax system” in terms of whether it can continue (at both the Commonwealth and State level) to…

Lis-Con Concrete Constructions Pty Ltd v Comr of State Revenue – Qld payroll tax: Court orders objections be determined in view of unreasonable delay (104)

A taxpayer (a company Incorporated in NSW) which filed objections to assessments for payroll tax imposed by the Payroll Tax Act 1971 (Qld) on 17 October 2011 for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 years for over $5m (including penalties) has been successful before the Supreme Court of Queensland in seeking an order under s 30…