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BEPS and recent developments in Australian corporate tax law

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Whatever form and acronym it takes (a similar, though narrower, examination was conducted in the 1990s under the banner of harmful tax competition (HTC)), base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) has been an underlying theme in international taxation for years. But only recently has it risen to the top of the international taxation and political agendas, no doubt accelerated by the tax planning opportunities opened up by the globalisation and mobility of commerce. With Australia poised to take on the presidency of the G20, David Bradbury, Assistant Treasurer until the September election, and a driving force behind much of Australia’s work on tackling BEPS, analyses the impact the country has had on this global debate, looking at the policies his government implemented to get to this stage, and how the new government can take things forward.

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