Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 4 : 21-Feb-18
The retail industry has urged the Senate crossbenchers to support the Federal Government’s legislation to reduce the company tax rate from 30 per cent to 25 per cent. The Australian Retailers Association’s executive director Russell Zimmerman says the nation’s high corporate tax rate hinders the ability of retailers to hire additional staff and increase wages, while Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci says a lower tax rate would enable the company to increase its investment in its Australian business. The National Retail Association argues that a lower tax rate would result in the creation of more entry-level jobs in the sector.
AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, WOOLWORTHS GROUP LIMITED – ASX WOW, NATIONAL RETAIL ASSOCIATION LIMITED, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, NICK XENOPHON TEAM, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT