Should We Be Worried About "Zero Net Taxpayers"?

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    Abstract

    Following Duncan Storrar’s appearance on ABC’s Q&A on 9 May 2016, one of the milder reactions to his questions about tax cuts was an article in The Australian - “ABC’s ‘budget fairness’ victim pays no net tax”. The article pointed out that Mr Storrar was “sporadically working as a truck driver on $16 an hour and relying on a $520-a-fortnight Austudy allowance to survive”. As a result he was labelled as a “zero net taxpayer”, an expression used to describe people who either pay no tax or whose benefits received from government are greater than the taxes they pay.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyTax and Transfer Policy Institute (TPPI)
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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