GST TAKES TOLL ON LITTLE GUYS
A SOUTHPORT small business owner is pleading with state politicians to act to save him from a federal impost – the GST.
Mister Minit franchisee Mark Walters says he works seven days a week and pays $400 a quarter to an accountant just to sort out his books for the goods and services tax.
He said small businesses felt “down trodden” and “forgotten”, with big businesses reaping the benefits of tax breaks and incentives.
“We’re the little guys who will never get help,” Mr Walters, 55, said.
“GST has killed small businesses. I would have a permanent staff member on if it wasn’t for the GST.”
Mr Walters said businesses that made less than $10,000 a week should be exempt from GST, but at a state level said the Southport candidates and the incumbent needed to come up with ways to support small business.
Mark Walters, franchisee of Mister Minit at Australia Fair, says GST is killing small businesses such as his.