Comment News (Gosnells) - - OPINION -

THERE are so many ‘ideas’ and pro­pos­als re­lat­ing to the al­ready com­pli­cated tax sys­tem that it is al­most im­pos­si­ble for the av­er­age per­son to nav­i­gate through it.

Some­times I won­der if this is done de­lib­er­ately to con­fuse and si­lence.

I per­son­ally would not mind if the GST is pushed up by 5 or 7 per cent, with no ex­clu­sions on cer­tain prod­ucts or ser­vices, if it means ev­ery­one is pay­ing equally.

A lot of the things every­body squeals for would be at­tain­able if the gov­ern­ment got a few ex­tra pen­nies to cover the bills with.

In­crease the tax-free thresh­old to $50,000 to cater for the lower in­come peo­ple like my­self and lower the per­cent­age of tax on a slid­ing scale above that.

Com­pa­nies should pay GST with no ex­clu­sions and then be evenly taxed on their profit. They should be al­lowed to send a small per­cent­age of their gains to an overseas hold­ing com­pany – perhaps 15 per cent.

Any move­ment of money in or out of this coun­try should be very well mon­i­tored and con­trolled.

Any per­son buy­ing a fran­chise knows that you do not get to keep only 5 per cent of the prof­its while fork­ing the rest over.

Why should it work this way for big busi­ness and no-one says a thing? Also, in­flat­ing the cost of

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