Tax Services

Econtech Pty Ltd, trading as Independent Economics, is strongly committed to independent economic modelling that provides robust analysis and real solutions for taxation policy.

Taxation of Offshore Dividends:
August 2015 report to ANZ

ANZ commissioned Independent Economics to model reform to current dividend taxation rules for offshore investment by Australian Multi-National Companies (MNCs). Our report estimates the economic impacts of the 2003 Board of Taxation proposal for a 20 per cent tax rebate for dividends paid from foreign sources by Australian MNCs.

ANZ drew on our report in its latest ANZ Insight Report: "Winning the away game: Australian-based global companies and the economy".

Access the reports

Access the ANZ Insight report "Winning the away game" (ANZ web-site).

Access the Independent Economics modelling report "Taxation of Offshore Dividends".

Tax Modelling Approach

Our work modelling taxation policies in Australia often uses our Independent Extended CGE model.

Other Taxation Policy reports

  • "Tax Reform and Housing", HIA, 2015.
  • "Model of Alcohol Taxation Scenarios for Vietnam", Diageo, 2007.
  • "Analysis of Reforms to Tax Legislation Relating to Business Meals", Australian Hotels Association and Restaurant and Catering Australia, 2005.
  • "Estimating the Budget Cost of Changing the Tax Treatment of Planting Trees for Environmental Purposes", CO2 Group Limited, 2005.
  • "Modelling Health Related Reforms to Taxation of Alcoholic Beverages", Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia, 2004.
  • "Modelling Proposed Tax Reform of Employee Share Ownership Plans", Employee Ownership Group, 2004.
  • "Modelling the Economic and Budget Impacts of Broadening the VCLP Program", Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, 2003.
  • "Fuel Taxation Inquiry Economic Modelling", Commonwealth Government Fuel Taxation Inquiry, 2002.
  • "Economic Analysis of AVCAL's Proposed Venture Capital Investment Vehicle", Australian Venture Capital Association Limited, 2001.
  • "The Effects of the New Tax System on Petrol Prices Under Different Excise Reductions", Australian Automobile Association, 2000.
  • "Estimating the effects of the New Tax System on agency costs", all state and territory governments, 1999 - 2000.
  • Economic Modelling of the New Tax System, ACCC, 1999 - 2000.
  • "Industry Effects of Tax Reform", the Senate, 1999.
  • "General Effects of RBT", the Senate, 1999.
  • "Modelling Industry Effects", Section 25, The Review of Business Taxation (Ralph Report), 1999.
  • "Payroll Tax: Is it as Good as a VAT or as Bad as Sales Tax?", Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1998.

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