Did you know that;
- 12 percent of people are paying 50 percent of the income tax collected?
- 65 percent of people are paying 20 percent of the income tax collected?
Average family gross income: ($)
- couple with children 88,661
- couple with no children 70,184
- sole parent 27,806
- single person 27,740
(Includes benefits and other non-wage income for year ended June 2007).
Couples with children are, on average, the highest income earners. Yet this is the group current economic policy targets for increased redistribution receipt.
A family with two children qualifies for Family Support up to $65,940 and the In-Work payment up to $81,540. The highest cut-off point for family income assistance is now $109,880.
The childless have three options; have kids, pay for somebody else's or leave the country.