Tax relief to start flowing next week

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Around 49,000 low and middle income earners in Hinkler will start to receive immediate tax relief from next week.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to build a better tax system and provide more tax relief for all Australians.

“Australians voiced their loud and clear support for our comprehensive tax package at the election. They supported a tax system that rewards aspiration and encourages effort, and we have delivered it,” Mr Pitt said.

“The tax offset ensures low and middle income earners in Hinkler will keep more of what they earn and have more money in their pockets. This will ultimately boost household consumption, which will be good for the local economy.

“Those earning up to $126,000 in Hinkler will receive up to $1,080, and dual income couples will receive up to $2,160.”

The tax package provides a further $158 billion in tax relief, building on the already legislated Personal Income Tax Plan that was announced in the 2018-19 Budget.

The Government has also locked in the benefits of low and middle income tax relief by increasing the top threshold of the 19 cents in the dollar tax bracket from $41,000 to $45,000 and by increasing the low income tax offset from $645 to $700 in 2022-23.

In combination with the legislated removal of the 37 per cent tax bracket in 2024-25, the Government is delivering structural reform to the tax system by reducing the 32.5 cents in the dollar tax rate to 30 cents in the dollar.

“Together, these tax relief measures will create a flatter and better tax system that will improve incentives for those working hard in Hinkler,” he said.

“It will also ensure that 94 per cent of Australians will face a marginal tax rate no higher than 30 cents in the dollar in 2024-25.”

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