Essential Report

Blame for tax avoidance

Jun 16, 2015

Q. Who do you think is most to blame for big companies, like Google, shifting their assets to other countries to avoid paying tax in Australia?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

The Australian Government

33%

43%

22%

43%

38%

The company executives

23%

23%

27%

20%

24%

The company board

16%

12%

20%

21%

17%

Their accountants

9%

6%

14%

3%

10%

Don’t know

18%

15%

17%

13%

12%

33% think that the Australian Government is most to blame for big companies shifting their assets to other countries to avoid paying tax. 23% blame company executives, 16% the company board and only 9% their accountants.

Labor and Greens voters are more likely to blame the Government (both 43%) and Liberal/National voters a little more likely to blame accountants (14%).

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