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From the monthly archives: May 2017

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Australia's First Direct Taxes (1851)

The first direct taxes took the form of taxing the estates of deceased persons which at the outset applied only to personal estates and not real estate.

US Federal Government's First Personal Income Tax (1861)

The US federal government imposed the first personal income tax, on August 5, 1861, to help pay for its war effort in the American Civil War.

Legal vs Illegal Tax Saving Strategies

Paying our legal taxes is a small price to pay for the benefits we enjoy in a privileged, prosperous, and safe society such as Australia. 

Illegal Tax Saving Strategies

Illegal tax saving strategies damage the fabric of society and Government policy is clearly to minimise or eliminate them.

Australia's First Taxes – Excise and Customs Duties (1813)

When the first Governor, Governor Phillip, arrived with the First Fleet he had a Royal Instruction that gave him power to impose taxation if the colony needed it.