This is a selection of relevant databases for Taxation students. For a more comprehensive list, please see the Databases A-Z list which you can filter by subject.
Halsbury’s Laws of Australia
Go to section 405 - Taxation and Revenue.
The Laws of Australia
Once logged in, close the ‘Training and Support Resources’ pop up window. Go to section 31 - Revenue Law.
News reports are the most up-to-date source of information on companies, commodities and industries in specific countries. To find newspaper articles you can search a newspaper database or a newspaper website. Please see the Library’s guide on how to find newspapers and other media sources.
ACCC: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Information on pricing, current scams, consumer rights and news on current ACCC actions in regulating the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth).
ASIC: Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Official regulator of the Australian finance industry. Search for company names, delisted companies, banned persons and official forms. Information for both consumers and business.
ATO Legal Database
Access to legislation, bulletins, cases, alerts and more.
ATO YouTube channel
Watch videos on various tax topics.
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Contains tax rulings and determinations, media releases, bulletins, legislation and a legal database, ‘ATO law’, of tax case judgements
Western Australian Department of Finance - State Revenue
Information on land tax, payroll tax and other State duties such as stamp duty.
Western Australian Department of Treasury
Find Budget Papers, budget overview, media releases and a budget glossary.
When using statistics it is very important that you refer to reliable and credible sources. Some sources have been listed here. For more information about finding statistics please see the Library’s guide on how to find statistics.
ATO research and statistics
Find ATO taxation statistics.
Doing Business: Benchmarking business regulations
Use this World Bank database to ascertain the ease of doing business in a country, based on OECD rankings of business-related regulations.
The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. Includes access to the IMF Data search interface. For statistics choose Series > IMF Statistics.
OECDiLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It includes books, papers and statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.