Company Tax

Tue 11 April 2017

Debate continues on the most appropriate form of company taxation and of the best policy approach to lifting private investment. Is a company tax rate cut the best approach? Should the base of company tax be changed along the lines being contemplated by the Trump Administration or perhaps that recommended by the Henry Review? Is there any role for investment allowances? Hear presentations from experts on company tax design and join in the discussion.

11.00am Registration open and refreshments served

11.30am Professor Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne: The Australian relevance of the Republican and Trump corporate tax proposals.

11.40am Professor John Freebairn: Why the tax base matters as much as the rate: Should the ACE replace the Australian corporate tax?

11.50am Dr Jim Minifie, Grattan Institute: Company tax, investment and revenue.

12.00pm Professor Miranda Stewart: Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School, Australian National University: Options for company tax base redesign: Can we fund a rate cut, tax rents, enhance neutrality and counter erosion?

12.10pm Dr Craig Emerson: Craig Emerson Economics: Investment allowances.

12.15pm Forum open for discussion

2.00pm Forum concludes

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