Original article by John Kehoe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 8 : 4-Apr-19
Labor contends that the 10-year tax cuts package outlined in the April 2019 Budget is regressive as it will reduce the tax burden of people on high incomes. The current income tax brackets would be replaced by just three in mid-2024. University of Canberra labour economist Phil Lewis argues that while the tax system would be slightly less progressive under the Coalition’s plan, it would reduce the disincentive to earn more. Sinclair Davidson from the Institute of Public Affairs in turn says that flatter personal income tax rates would reduce bracket creep.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS LIMITED, DELOITTE ACCESS ECONOMICS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY