Essential Report

Government’s tax changes

Nov 12, 2013

Q. Do you approve or disapprove of the following tax changes the Government have said they will make?

 

Total approve

Total

dis-

approve

 

Strongly approve

Approve

Dis-

approve

Strongly dis-

approve

Don’t know

Dumping mining tax

42%

37%

15%

27%

19%

18%

20%

Dumping fringe benefit tax on cars

48%

29%

17%

31%

18%

11%

23%

Dumping increased tax on annual super earnings of more than $100,000

42%

38%

16%

26%

20%

18%

19%

Dumping subsidy for people with low super contributions

25%

59%

9%

16%

27%

32%

17%

Dumping the cap on self-education expenses

38%

35%

14%

24%

22%

13%

28%

Nearly half the respondents (48%) approved of the Government’s decision to dump the fringe benefit tax on cars and a majority (59%) disapproved of dumping the subsidy for people with low super contributions.

Views on the other decisions were more evenly split – 42% approve/37% disapprove on dumping the mining tax, 42%/38% on dumping increased tax on annual super earnings of more than $100,000 and 38%/35% on dumping the cap on self-education expenses.

Labor voters disapproved of all decisions while Liberal/National voters approved of all decisions except dumping the subsidy for people with low super contributions (48% disapprove/37% approve).

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