Essential Report

Tax cuts preferred

Mar 30, 2016

Q. The Government has indicated that the next budget may include cuts to company tax. Do you think it is more important to provide tax cuts for companies or income tax cuts?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Company tax cuts more important 16%   17% 21% 12% 11%
Income tax cuts more important 62%   67% 60% 69% 68%
Don’t know 21%   16% 19% 19% 21%

62% think it is more important to provide income tax cuts and 16% favour company tax cuts. A least 60% of all voter groups favour income tax cuts.

68% of those earning $2,000+ pw and 71% of those aged 35-64 favour income tax cuts.

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