Treasury overstated cost of tax cuts

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 2 : 8-Jun-18

Australian Taxpayers Alliance director John Humphreys estimates that the Federal Government’s income tax cuts will cost about $A78bn over 10 years, compared with Treasury’s forecast of $A144bn. The government estimates that the third stage of the tax package will cost $41.6bn, but Humphreys’ analysis suggests that it will cost just $A3.5bn. Humphreys and other experts argue that Treasury’s forecasts do not take into account the fact that more people are likely to enter the workforce or increase the number of hours they work as a result of the tax cuts.

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