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Treasurer says any income tax cuts announced in the budget will be modest

It’s understood the Federal Government is planning to phase-in personal tax relief, but won’t put the broader budget at “risk”.

Treasurer Scott Morrison says any income tax cuts announced in May’s budget will be modest.

He won’t confirm details, but tells Ben Fordham any tax cut will be reasonable.

“We will do what’s affordable, we will do what doesn’t put the budget at risk.

“What we have seen is the improvement in the revenue and reduction in the growth of payments.

“That’s putting us in a much better position.

“I don’t want to see the budget put into surplus on the basis of higher taxes.”

The Coalition has also backed down on a proposed 0.5% increase to the Medicare levy designed to help pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

But the Treasurer guarantees those benefiting from the scheme won’t lose a cent.

“Every single dollar that is committed to that program will be absolutely committed to that program.”

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