Trump set for business tax cut

Original article by John Kehoe, Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 12 : 18-Dec-17

US President Donald Trump and the Republican Party are hopeful that his corporate and income tax package will be passed by legislators before Christmas. The package includes a cut in the US company tax to 21 per cent, to take effect from January. Japan has also announced that its company tax rate will be reduced from 30 to 20 per cent, but only for firms that increase local capital spending and boost wages. Meanwhile, Labor and some crossbenchers remain opposed to the Federal Government’s plan to reduce the tax rate for all Australian companies to 25 per cent over 10 years.

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