Tax avoid­ance

Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY -

THE Australian Tax Office has re­leased in­for­ma­tion show­ing that 48 mil­lion­aires paid no in­come tax. Most claimed over $1 mil­lion to “man­age tax af­fairs”.

This is clearly a ridicu­lous amount, how­ever the rort has gone un­chal­lenged by La­bor and Coali­tion gov­ern­ments.

Who would pay such a huge pro­por­tion of their in­come for such an ex­pense? Why isn’t it chal­lenged? Who charges those fees and are they in­cluded in the re­cip­i­ents’ Australian as­sess­able in­come? Are the Greens the only party pre­pared to chal­lenge this ob­vi­ously du­bi­ous “tax avoid­ance” prac­tice?

We need a gov­ern­ment who is pre­pared to pro­tect our rev­enue base, but also to name the “tax prac­ti­tion­ers” who are the ar­chi­tects of this prac­tice and to bar them from ALL gov­ern­ment ad­vi­sory and con­sul­tancy po­si­tions.

It is time for ac­tion to be taken against these prac­tices. Per­haps Cen­tre­link could take up the chal­lenge. — Garry Sharp, Re­gency Downs

Feed­ing bread to birds is caus­ing health prob­lems to birds all over the world, not only in Aus­tralia.

— Rob Wil­son

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