On budget Day I blogged:
The tax rate changes from 1 October 2010 are:
- Up to $14K – tax rate goes from 12.5% to 10.5%
- $14K to $48K – tax rate goes from 21.0% to 17.5%
- $48K to $70K – tax rate goes from 33.0% to 30.0%
- $70K+ – tax rate goes from 38.0% to 33.0%
Workers earning around the average full-time wage ($40K to $48k) will, over 18 months, have had their top marginal tax rate go from 33% to 17.5% – almost halved.
Two thirds of the “cost” of tax cuts goes to reducing bottom two rates and 73% of income earners will have a top tax rate of 17.5%. You keep 82.5% of every extra hour you work.
And the reduction at each income bracket:
As I commented at the time, the reductions are pretty even, as a percentage of existing tax paid.
And this takes into account the likely impact on prices with the GST increase.