SHORTEN & LEIGH - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TIGHTENING MULTINATIONAL RORTS - WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2017

THE HON. BILL SHORTEN MP

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS

MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG

 

ANDREW LEIGH MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER

SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITY

SHADOW MINISTER FOR CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE IN SERVICES

MEMBER FOR FENNER

 

LABOR TIGHTENING MULTINATIONAL RORTS

A Shorten Labor Government will improve the Budget bottom line by $5.4 billion over the decade through reforms ensuring multinational companies are no longer given a free pass to use the Liberals' tax loopholes.

Labor’s five point plan will restore integrity to the Australian tax system through stronger laws which will close loopholes and increase tax scrutiny.

Labor’s package - Their Fair Share –includes measures that will:

1. Tighten debt-deduction loopholes used by multinational companies, improving the Budget by $4.6 billion over the decade.

2. Increase compliance activity by the Australian Taxation Office

3. Remove tax advantages and inconsistencies between Multiple Entry Consolidated Groups (consisting of Australian-resident entities that share a common ultimate foreign owner) and Australian-owned ordinary consolidated groups.

4. Deliver more tax transparency by restoring Labor’s $100 million threshold for public reporting of tax data for private companies. This threshold was raised to $200 million in another deal with the Liberals and the Greens political party.

5. Appoint a community sector representative to the Board of Taxation to ensure community sector voices are heard in tax design and review processes.

Labor’s laws helped deliver victory to the Australian Tax Office against Chevron – Malcolm Turnbull is only interested in delivering a $50 billion tax handout to big business and the banks.

Malcolm Turnbull has a simple choice: to stand up and fight for Australian workers and businesses who pay their fair share, or sit idly by as budget revenue and fairness slip away.

A fact sheet is available here


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