SENIOR CARD CALL
loans, equipment, products and services to be able to send the bulk of monies out should be a crime. They get away with this too easily.
I also think that there are too many opportunities for ‘depreciation or write offs’.
They should only have a slight benefit when replacing an existing integral capital item and not every piece of paper used.
What happened to the normal cost of doing business? At the moment everyone, except the companies, are paying for them to have plush offices and drive flashy cars, while the 'poor' guy out there struggles to make ends meet. We are funding their lavish lifestyles.
There are too many 'unfair' concessions for (big) businesses. Some exist on the benefits of our tax loopholes and send their profits out.
They are within the law allowed to send all their gains bled from the Australian consumer/taxpayer out of this country to a front in a taxhaven on the other side of the world.
As this is allowed to happen, they should also allow individuals to get paid under the table and then hide the money under their mattress so that they don’t have to pay tax on it.
If it is good for those companies, surely it must be good for the individual as well? We seem to be intimidated by them.
Does anyone for one moment think that companies such as Apple will stop trading in Australia if we put an end to their legalised ‘theft’?
I think it is time we put our foot down and make it fair for all, big or small, rich or poor. CAN anyone explain the reason why West Australia is the only state which has conditions attached to a seniors card.
Family and friends in the east ask "where is your seniors card" whenever they visit and we are out sightseeing. They can present theirs on request in any state they visit.
They still have full-time, well paid jobs and are automatically sent the card when they turn 60.
It's not a pension, but a way for the government to say thanks for their help over the years.
It would be nice to get a discount on some services. After all, we have paid considerable taxes over the years.
ALF CAMPBELL, Kenwick.