Essential Report

Level of tax continued (historical data)

May 13, 2014

Q.  Do you think the following pay too much tax, not enough tax or about the right amount?

 

Total

May 2013

Pay too much

Don’t pay enough

Pay about right amount

Don’t know

Pay too much

Don’t pay enough

Pay about right amount

Don’t know

Large businesses

5%

61%

19%

15%

7%

63%

17%

13%

Small businesses

40%

6%

39%

15%

43%

7%

37%

14%

People on low incomes

43%

6%

41%

10%

41%

8%

41%

10%

People on average incomes

38%

6%

47%

9%

37%

7%

49%

8%

People on high incomes

12%

59%

19%

10%

12%

60%

19%

8%

Mining companies

5%

61%

19%

15%

7%

62%

16%

15%

Please note: ‘retirees on large incomes’, ‘large carbon emitters’, ‘large international companies’ and ‘religious organisations’ were not included in May 2013.

The results have not changed significantly since the last time this question was asked in May 2013.

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