Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

LAND tax charged by the State Govern­ment has al­ways been an un­pop­u­lar tax.

Ten­ants rent­ing a pri­vate house may not be aware that the house they live in is charged land tax to the owner and then passed on to the ten­ant.

Whereas an owner-oc­cu­pied house is free from land tax.

A com­mer­cial prop­erty is charged land tax, whether it be rented or owner oc­cu­pied.

The tax is then passed on to the con­sumer for the goods or ser­vices from this par­tic­u­lar busi­ness.

I think this is a fairer way to col­lect the tax, as ev­ery­one pays.

No res­i­den­tial house or home unit should be charged land tax.

It is a fact that rates and taxes must in­crease with in­fla­tion.

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