GP practice asks patients to pay a $3 fee to cover its looming payroll tax bill

The Canberra practice has urged patients to write to their local MPs about the increased costs.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo. Photo: Amanda Thorson.

A general practice has been charging a $3 levy on each consult to cover its looming payroll tax bill.

East Canberra General Practice has placed posters in its waiting room and a notice on its website, explaining it was imposing the $3 levy on patients as it was “unable to absorb this new tax”.