Real marginal tax rates

Humphreys, J. (2009), “Revealing Australia’s Real Income Tax Rates“, Policy, 25:2 (Winter 2009), Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney.

This article combines the nominal tax rates with the Medicare Levy and the Low-Income Tax Offset to show the real marginal tax rates as experienced by Australian taxpayers. The results are unnecessarily complicated, partly regressive, and economically inefficient.

Author: John Humphreys

Chief Economist at The Australian Taxpayers Alliance, Sessional Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and National President of the Liberal Democrats.

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