Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 18-Apr-18
New data suggests that the Federal Opposition’s plan to abolish cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits would affect about 2.6 million accounts of superannuation funds that are regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. The Australian Taxation Office data shows that some 2,013 of the 2,603 APRA-regulated funds claimed such refunds in 2015-16, which totalled almost $A309m. This implies that Labor’s policy would cost such funds around $A3.75b over 10 years. Labor has claimed that only 10 per cent of APRA-regulated funds would be affected by the policy.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, THE ASSOCIATION OF SUPERANNUATION FUNDS OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, INDUSTRY SUPER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD