US tax reform

What does it mean for Australia?


US Tax Reform is the most significant overhaul of the US tax code since 1986.

It has resulted in a lower corporate tax rate of 21%, and lower tax rates for individuals. Reform has also adopted a territorial taxation system, limits interest rate deductions for corporations, creates new taxes, and adds numerous new rules.

Australian companies doing business in the United States need to understand which provisions are relevant to their businesses and how these provisions will impact on the cost of doing business.

Tax reform of this magnitude has had, and continues to have, significant flow-on impacts worldwide. 

“Australian parliamentary representatives need to work together to ensure we remain an attractive location for foreign direct investment.”

Pete Calleja, Australian Tax Leader, PwC


{{contentList.dataService.numberHits}} {{contentList.dataService.numberHits == 1 ? 'result' : 'results'}}

“Specifically in the boom industry areas like technology and health, a competitive local corporate tax rate is critical to attract foreign investment.”

Pete Calleja, Australian Tax Leader, PwC

Stay ahead of the curve with our Tax reform readiness webcast series

A panel of business specialists from across the PwC network dive into the details of tax reform and its multifaceted impact on your business from financial reporting to workforce strategies and tax function preparedness. 

Some topics covered include:

  • Global reaction to the US reform
  • Recent IRS tax reform guidance
  • Tax professional upskilling - Attracting and developing your workforce in digital world
  • Impact on deals and JV alliances
  • Tax reform's impact and opportunities for US taxpayers
  • Business goals and operating model alignment
  • Impact and planning considerations for high net worth individuals

Register here to tune in live or access recordings.


Contact us

Pete Calleja

Australian Tax Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 8837

Peter Collins

International Tax Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 6247

Michael Bona

Global Tax Leader

Tel: +61 7 3257 5015

Paul Abbey

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (3) 8603 6733

Angela Danieletto

Partner, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 2 8266 0973

Follow PwC Australia