Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says his government has no plans to increase the GST amid recent recommendations for tax reform by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

It comes as the OECD has urged the Morrison government to overhaul the GST, reduce its reliance on income taxes and develop a plan to pay down debt on the way out of the pandemic amid its latest review of the national economy.

“With respect to tax reform they make the important point that we need to continue to tackle bracket creep,” Mr Frydenberg said.

“That’s why we took to the last election a proposal to cut income tax and we’ve subsequently delivered and legislated that over the cries of the opposition who have been brought kicking and screaming to the table.”

Mr Frydenberg made clear the government was not going to increase the GST.

“No plans to increase the GST,” he said.

“What we do have plans for is obviously to cut taxes at every opportunity we can find.”

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