Essential Report

Income tax

Oct 7, 2014

Q. Do you consider that the amount of income tax you pay is too high, too low or about right? 

 

Total

 

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Too high

42%

41%

42%

40%

41%

About right

40%

39%

46%

47%

38%

Too low

3%

2%

2%

5%

6%

Not sure

15%

18%

10%

8%

15%

42% think that the amount of income tax they pay is too high and 40% think it is about right.

Those more likely to think it is too high were full-time workers (52%), aged 35-54 (52%) and incomes over $1,600 pw (49%).

Those more likely to think it is about right were aged 55+ (53%) and incomes $1,000-$1,600 pw (47%).

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