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Brendan worried about payroll tax cockups

By johnboy - 22 August 2012 6

No one has ever accused the ACT Public Service of being the A-team.

The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is worried that fighting over payroll tax is going to deter investors:

“Given the business community is very concerned about the way in which the ACT’s payroll tax regime is being administered, I will today ask the Assembly to support a moratorium on the ACT Revenue Office taking legal action over this tax,” Mr Smyth said.

“The concerns which have come to my attention highlight how difficult it is for businesses, which have unresolved payroll tax matters, to plan their activities and to finalise their annual accounts and taxation matters.

“ACT business concerns include:

— very long delays in the ACT Revenue Office making determinations on payroll tax matters;
— the interpretation of the payroll tax legislation by the ACT Revenue Office; and
— the way in which decisions of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal are acknowledged by the ACT Revenue Office.

“I’m very concerned that businesses may invest outside of the ACT because of these issues, much to the detriment of ACT economic growth and employment.

Given the sky high costs of land and almost no available workforce I’d suggest payroll taxis the least of our worries.

The only reason you’d bring a business to Canberra is to take advantage of incompetent regulation (see Mitchell Fire).

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6 Responses to
Brendan worried about payroll tax cockups
KimBelco 8:23 pm 23 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

KimBelco said :

What in God’s name do the Canberra Liberal party stand for. This story is another yawny no issue from Brendan Smyth. Today, Canberrans were subjected to probably the worst case of political pointscoring that this ACT Liberal party has come up with to date. Sadly for them, Katy Gallagher is well liked and respected and they know it. In the last couple of months Katy Gallagher’s Labor government has signed up to the National disability scheme, there is a New Cancer Clinic, a new Women & Children’s hospital (first mother giving birth last night), a new psychiatric hospital and much more. There is even a new modern health facility being built in Belconnen. Canberrans are reported as the most educated in the country, how did we end up with these Liberal clowns.
*Written and authorised by Elias Hallaj, ACT Secretary, Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)*

Fixed it for you.

I don’t mind being identified as being from the Labor party. At least we’re literate.

johnboy 9:06 am 23 Aug 12

Gotta look after your base!

Chop71 8:54 am 23 Aug 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

KimBelco said :

What in God’s name do the Canberra Liberal party stand for. This story is another yawny no issue from Brendan Smyth. Today, Canberrans were subjected to probably the worst case of political pointscoring that this ACT Liberal party has come up with to date. Sadly for them, Katy Gallagher is well liked and respected and they know it. In the last couple of months Katy Gallagher’s Labor government has signed up to the National disability scheme, there is a New Cancer Clinic, a new Women & Children’s hospital (first mother giving birth last night), a new psychiatric hospital and much more. There is even a new modern health facility being built in Belconnen. Canberrans are reported as the most educated in the country, how did we end up with these Liberal clowns.
*Written and authorised by Elias Hallaj, ACT Secretary, Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)*

Fixed it for you.

lol

I would have thought the libs should/would have bigger fish to fry than payroll tax. Must be a quiet news day

colourful sydney rac 7:53 am 23 Aug 12

KimBelco said :

What in God’s name do the Canberra Liberal party stand for. This story is another yawny no issue from Brendan Smyth. Today, Canberrans were subjected to probably the worst case of political pointscoring that this ACT Liberal party has come up with to date. Sadly for them, Katy Gallagher is well liked and respected and they know it. In the last couple of months Katy Gallagher’s Labor government has signed up to the National disability scheme, there is a New Cancer Clinic, a new Women & Children’s hospital (first mother giving birth last night), a new psychiatric hospital and much more. There is even a new modern health facility being built in Belconnen. Canberrans are reported as the most educated in the country, how did we end up with these Liberal clowns.
*Written and authorised by Elias Hallaj, ACT Secretary, Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)*

Fixed it for you.

PantsMan 6:59 am 23 Aug 12

And who is the ACT Commissioner for Revenue again? Salisbury. Where’s he from? Why’s he there?

KimBelco 8:59 pm 22 Aug 12

What in God’s name do the Canberra Liberal party stand for. This story is another yawny no issue from Brendan Smyth. Today, Canberrans were subjected to probably the worst case of political pointscoring that this ACT Liberal party has come up with to date. Sadly for them, Katy Gallagher is well liked and respected and they know it. In the last couple of months Katy Gallagher’s Labor government has signed up to the National disability scheme, there is a New Cancer Clinic, a new Women & Children’s hospital (first mother giving birth last night), a new psychiatric hospital and much more. There is even a new modern health facility being built in Belconnen. Canberrans are reported as the most educated in the country, how did we end up with these Liberal clowns.

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