Q. Do you support or oppose the following Government proposals for tax cuts?
|Strongly support||Support||Oppose||Strongly oppose||Don’t know|
|A tax cut of $530 for middle and lower income earners from next year.||79%||9%||35%||44%||6%||3%||12%|
|Changing the tax rates so that workers earning between $40,000 and $200,000 pay the same rate of tax||37%||47%||12%||25%||28%||19%||16%|
|Cutting the tax rate for businesses from 30% to 25% estimated to cost $65 billion over the next 10 years||39%||39%||12%||27%||21%||18%||23%|
There was strong support (79%) for the proposed tax cut of $530 for middle and lower income earners from next year.
However, respondents were more likely to oppose changing the tax rates so that workers earning between $40,000 and $200,000 pay the same rate of tax (37% support/47% oppose). Full-time workers were split on this (45% support/43% oppose) while part-time workers were strongly opposed (29% support/56% oppose). All income groups were more likely to be opposed except for those earning over $2,000 pw who were split 47% support/42% oppose.
Respondents were evenly divided over cutting the tax rate for businesses (39% support/39% oppose). Liberal National voters tended to support this (56% support/28% oppose) while Labor voters were more likely to be opposed (29% support/51% oppose).
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