Labor to cut dividends cash refund

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 2 : 13-Mar-18

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will unwind changes to the dividend imputation system that were introduced by the Coalition in 2000 if Labor wins the next federal election. The move would affect around 1.2 million taxpayers and about 200,000 members of self-managed superannuation funds, who would no longer be entitled to receive a cash refund for excess dividend imputation credits. Shorten has emphasised that nobody will pay more tax as a result of the changes, while Australians will still be able to reduce their tax via dividend imputation. The policy is forecast to boost government revenue by $A59bn over the next decade.

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