Public trust in tax - Australia
Australians want their governments to cooperate for a more coherent international tax system.
67% of Australians disagree or strongly disagree that the amount of tax paid by multinationals is reasonable
The G20 Public Trust in Tax (2017) survey was the first ever in-depth study of people’s views, across all of the G20 Nations, on tax and trust.
Our supplementary report examines Australians' views and how they compare to those of people across the G20.
Results show people in Australia, and the G20 alike, want their governments to cooperate for a more coherent international tax system and that they trust tax professionals.
Australians are more trusting of politicians on tax than their G20 counterparts and are strongly supportive of tax incentives for retirement planning and green energy projects.
Australia needs to continue to develop and maintain an effective tax system which is in step with technology and changing business models; and with a key focus on international cooperation to eliminate tax distortions.
"To earn trust, you need to justify why and how much you are taxing an individual, and explain to the public and media where that money has been put."Respondent in Australia