They say in life "nothing is certain but death and taxes"...
But it seems the rich and powerful are certainly managing to cheat their way out of paying taxes, as revealed in the Paradise Papers.
Like most Australian's you probably pay your fair share of tax. You pay fuel taxes, land rates and GST - and you probably pay tax on your income too. You may not always like paying tax, but you pay anyway because you know we are ALL better off when you do.
You know that paying your taxes keeps your local hospital open, helps make sure kids have access to quality education, and provides for upkeep of the roads and other public services on which we all rely.
Unfortunately not everyone feels the same way.
Some, like the current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, seem more interested in using tax-havens to game the system and avoid paying their fair share of tax. (SMH)Read more
Cleaners at Westfield shopping centres across Australia have been campaigning to get a fair deal from the corporate giant, but Westfield has been crying poor, saying it can’t fund fair wages for low paid cleaners in their contracts.
Now it turns out that they’ve been taking full advantage of American tax concessions to reap millions in extra profit.