The Tax Group is a focal point for excellence in tax research and education. Tax faculty carry out a range of tax research projects with a technical and a policy focus and contribute actively to public debate on tax reform. Tax faculty are currently working on the following significant research projects, some funded by external grants and many of a collaborative and interdisciplinary nature.
- Tax Expenditure Reporting in Developing Countries: Research project by Professor Miranda Stewart and Associate Professor Mark Burton, in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (http://www.internationalbudget.org/). The final report is available to download, please click here.
Miranda Stewart wrote a short article entitled "Tax Expenditures: Lessons from History and Country Experience" that appeared in the Africa Tax Spotlight newsletter. Please click here to read the article.
- Professor Miranda Stewart was awarded the first Oxford-Melbourne research grant for her project "A study of the interplay between sham transactions, judicial and statutory anti-avoidance rules and the doctrine of abuse of rights in Australian and UK Tax Law". She will undertook this project with Edwin Simpson from Oxford University.
- Professor Miranda Stewart of the Tax Group, along with Dr Matthew Harding and Professor Anne O'Connell of the Melbourne Law School received a 3 year ARC Discovery Grant (2010-2012) for their research project, "Defining, Regulating and Taxing the Not-for-Profit Sector in Australia: Law and Policy for the 21st Century".
- Professor Miranda Stewart together with Professor Marcia Langton, Professor Lee Godden, Associate Professor Maureen Tehan (all University of Melbourne); Dr Lisa Strelein (AIATSIS, Canberra); Dr John Taylor (ANU, CAEPR Canberra); Prof Ciaran O'Fairchaellaigh (Griffith University); Rio Tinto and Santos (Industry Partners); Marnda Mia (community partner) received a 3 year ARC Linkage grant (2009-2012) for their research project 'Poverty in the Midst of Plenty': Economic Empowerment, Wealth Creation and Institutional Reform for Sustainable Indigenous and Local Communities'.