Commonwealth Bank – reported full year results on 8 August 2018

New analysis by The Australia Institute shows that based on Commonwealth Bank’s annual report, the company tax cut would be a $12.195 billion gift over the first decade of the cut to just this one company.

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Commonwealth Bank  $ million
Profit 2017-18 13,420
Company tax 2017-18 4,026
Benefit from company tax cut based on 2017-18 profit  671
Benefit from company tax cut based on expected 2026-27 profit  992
Benefit from company tax cut for decade 2019-20 to 2028-29 4,853
Benefit from company tax cut for decade beginning 2026-27. 12,195

When the full cuts come in (2026-27) the lost company tax revenue just to Commonwealth Bank would be the equivalent of employing 8,450 nurses, 7,610 secondary school teachers or 6,310 police officers.

(Based on the average payments for different occupations in May 2016 and updating for the actual and projected wage price index, and projecting forward Commonwealth Bank’s profit.)

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