Original article by Simon Benson, Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 16-May-18
It is estimated that the Federal Opposition’s tax plan would raise almost $A30bn in additional revenue over the four years to 2021-22. Labor’s proposal to scrap cash refund for excess dividend imputation credits, which primarily affects self-fund retirees, would account for $A10.7bn of this revenue, according to the Treasury and the Parliamentary Budget Office. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen will use a speech on 15 May to emphasise that the bulk of the extra revenue will be used to reduce debt and the Budget deficit. Labor also intends to match the Coalition’s revised target of 2019-20 for achieving a surplus.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, AUSTRALIA. PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB (AUSTRALIA)