Superannuation and personal income tax reform

Hazel Bateman, Geoffrey Kingston

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We explain and discuss the Simplified Superannuation measures introduced in 2006 and 2007. These measures may well live up to their name, at least after the five-year transition. Their estimated cost over the next four years is a modest $7.2 billion. Yet long term problems remain. Accordingly, we propose a further round of reforms. The aims are to make superannuation a better proposition for the less affluent, reduce double dipping, increase tax revenues two to three decades hence, and improve the risk-sharing properties of superannuation. Overall, our proposed reforms would improve the integration of superannuation with the personal income tax system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-161
Number of pages25
JournalAustralian Tax Forum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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