Superannuation

Apr 15, 2013

Q. Currently there is no tax on superannuation earnings after retirement. The Federal Government has proposed that earnings over $100,000 a year from superannuation assets will be taxed at 15%. It is expected that this will affect about 16,000 people who have more than $2 million in superannuation.  Do you support or oppose this proposal?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total support

40%

58%

29%

47%

Total oppose

46%

34%

61%

39%

Strongly support

15%

25%

9%

19%

Support

25%

33%

20%

28%

Oppose

21%

20%

26%

22%

Strongly oppose

25%

14%

35%

17%

Don’t know

13%

9%

10%

13%

40% support the Government’s proposal to tax superannuation earnings of more then $100,000 per year and 46% oppose.

Older respondents were more likely to support the proposal – for those aged 55+, 48% supported and 42% oppose while for those aged 35-54, 38% supported and 48% opposed.

By income, those earning more than $1,600pw were opposed (38% support/54% oppose) while those earning $600-1,000 pw were more likely to support (54% support/35% oppose).

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