Multinational companies are getting a ‘free ride on the efforts of others’ by not paying their fair share in tax, according to assistant federal treasurer, David Bradbury.
The federal government is planning a tax crackdown on companies including IT giants Google and Apple.
The Australian Tax Office will have unprecedented power to restructure cross-border transactions to claim more taxes. Estimates suggest that despite Google generating an estimated $1 billion in revenues, the company paid just $74,000. Google says it paid more than $780,000 – which still seems fairly low.
Governments around the world are trying to capture more revenue from multinationals.