Essential Report

Understanding of franking credits

Mar 27, 2018

How much do you know and understand about dividend imputation and franking credits?

  Total   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+ Less than $600

pw

$600-1,000 pw $1,000-1,500 pw $1,500-2,000 pw More than $2,000 pw
A lot 7% 10% 4% 9% 5% 8% 4% 5% 8% 10% 11%
A fair amount 14% 18% 11% 13% 12% 18% 9% 10% 17% 14% 19%
A little 22% 25% 18% 17% 21% 27% 18% 21% 22% 22% 25%
Heard of them but don’t know anything about them 27% 24% 29% 19% 32% 29% 290% 32% 25% 29% 20%
Never heard of them 30%   22% 38% 42% 30% 18% 39% 32% 28% 26% 24%

Only about one in five respondents said they knew much about dividend imputation and franking credits – 7% said they knew a lot and 14% a fair amount. 30% said they had never heard of them and 27% had heard of them but don’t know anything about them.

Those most likely to know a lot or a fair amount were incomes over $2,000pw (30%), aged 65+ (30%) and university educated (33%).

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