Tax: who, what, how and why

Different types of taxes affect taxpayers in different ways. Work out the difference between progressive, proportional and regressive taxes and test your understanding of these three tax types.

Tax: who, what, how and why
Type: Theory
Questions: 3
Attempts allowed: Unlimited
Available: Always
Pass rate: 75%
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  • Fact 8

    In 1910, the Commonwealth Government introduced a land tax to provide for more defence spending and to prepare for the increase in migration. The land tax was chosen to encourage large-scale land owners to subdivide their land and sell it to small-scale settlers.

Super co-contribution

If a person earns below a certain threshold, the Australian Government will match their personal super contributions.

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