Jordan's comments came the day after an ATO report tabled in parliament on Thursday revealed that 37 percent of multinational corporations with operations in Australia paid no tax in Australia in the 2015-16 financial year.
ONE-third of Australia's biggest companies have failed to pay any tax but there are signs tech companies are finally coughing up some of their profits to the local community.
Australian startup darling Atlassian, which undertook its initial public offering on the Nasdaq in December 2015, reported income of AU$599.7 million, and despite AU$87.4 million of the income being taxable, the company has no figure registered in the "tax paid" column of the ATO's report.
To compare, SAP Australia reported a total income of $950.2 million and taxable income of $7.9 million, paying $965,836 in tax.
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The news comes just four days before the Federal Government closes its tender for its master media account, which previous year reportedly earned Dentsu over $175 million.
Similarly, Microsoft, which reported a total income of AU$777 million and a taxable income of AU$141 million, paid AU$42 million in tax during 2015-16; while Samsung Electronics Australia earned a total of AU$2.5 billion, of which AU$12 million was taxable, resulting in AU$3.6 million being paid in tax.
Datacom Australia Holdings reported taxable income of $11.4 million off the back of $432 million, and paid just over $2.4 million.
Top global miners BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto and the oil and gas giants have been accused of shifting income to countries such as the Netherlands and Singapore, where tax rates are lower.
Google paid $16 million in tax on a taxable income of $122 million while claiming it earned $502 million in income.
Activist group Tax Justice Network Australia refuted the ATO's finding, saying tax avoidance was rife in Australia. "Even companies with very high total income sometimes make losses. there are many legitimate reasons why this might be the case".
According to the report, 36 percent of theses entities paid no tax during the period at issue.
ATO deputy commissioner Jeremy Hirschhorn said the country had one of the strongest corporate tax systems in the world.
"In addition, we expect to begin to see the impact of the MAAL in the 2016-17 data as companies restructure to comply with the requirements of the new law", he said.