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Morrison retains income tax cuts pledge

Treasurer Scott Morrison has reconfirmed his commitment to offer personal income tax relief in the upcoming May budget.

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His comments come as the Australian Financial Review reports the slated cuts are expected to start small and be phased in over a decade as the budget returns to surplus.

"Last November, the prime minister and I said we'd be focusing on tax relief for middle income and low income earners. Nothing has changed there," Mr Morrison told the Seven Network on Thursday.