Essential Report

Support for ending cash refunds for imputation credits

Mar 27, 2018

The Labor Party has proposed to end the cash refunds for imputation credits. Taxpayers will still be able to claim a tax deduction. Do you support or oppose ending the cash refunds?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote Other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Total support 32%   48% 24% 46% 23%   40% 24% 41% 27% 30%
Total oppose 30%   17% 47% 17% 32%   33% 27% 17% 28% 46%
Strongly support 10% 18% 4% 15% 7% 16% 4% 11% 10% 10%
Support 22% 30% 20% 31% 16% 24% 20% 30% 17% 20%
Oppose 14% 10% 20% 12% 11% 13% 15% 11% 14% 16%
Strongly oppose 16% 7% 27% 5% 21% 20% 12% 6% 14% 30%
Don’t know 37% 34% 29% 38% 45% 26% 48% 42% 45% 24%

 

  Total   Less than $600

pw

$600-1,000 pw $1,000-1,500 pw $1,500-2,000 pw More than $2,000 pw   Know a lot/fair amount Know a little Receive tax de-duction Receive cash back Receive neither
Total support 32%   33% 35% 29% 30% 41%   44% 39% 40% 25% 35%
Total oppose 30%   27% 30% 32% 33% 32%   48% 42% 48% 65% 23%
Strongly support 10% 13% 13% 7% 7% 12% 17% 11% 17% 4% 11%
Support 22% 20% 22% 22% 23% 29% 27% 28% 23% 21% 24%
Oppose 14% 11% 16% 15% 11% 15% 11% 23% 17% 23% 12%
Strongly oppose 16% 16% 14% 17% 22% 17% 37% 19% 31% 42% 11%
Don’t know 37% 40% 35% 39% 38% 27% 8% 19% 12% 9% 42%

 

32% support ending cash refunds for imputation credits and 30% were opposed. 37% did not give an opinion.

Those most likely to support ending cash refunds were Labor voters (48%), Greens voters (46%), aged 18-34 (41%) and incomes over $2,000pw (41%).

Those most likely to oppose ending cash refunds were Liberal-National voters (47%) and aged 65+ (57%).

 

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