Research report

Which electorates benefit from the 2018 income tax cuts?

6 Jun 2018

In the 2018 Budget, the Turnbull Government announced a radical plan to reshape the income tax system by flattening the progressive income scales. The result would be a less progressive tax system and the largest income tax cut ever proposed.

Previous Australia Institute research has looked at the income distribution of the tax cuts and found that the biggest winners would be high income earners, especially men. 

The unequal distribution of the benefit from the tax cut is also geographic. This analysis continues our analysis of the effects of the government’s income tax plans by looking at the distribution of the benefits by federal electorate.

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