Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 22-Feb-18
The Federal Government’s company tax package requires the support of the majority of Senate crossbenchers. Acting Prime Minister Mathias Cormann has written to the 11 crossbenchers urging them to vote in favour of the tax package. The proposal to progressively reduce the tax rate for all companies from 30 per cent to 25 per cent has the support of Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm, who argues that it should in fact be reduced to 20 per cent. Meanwhile, a report from the International Monetary Fund has highlighted the economic benefits of reducing the company tax rate.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, ONE NATION PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES, WOOLWORTHS GROUP LIMITED – ASX WOW, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, WESFARMERS LIMITED – ASX WES, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN