Healius pursues $60 million tax refund on 'lump sum' payments to GPs

The corporate claims it is owed the money for payments dating back to 2003

GP corporate giant Healius is trying to secure $60 million in tax deductions for lump-sum payments to GPs signing up to work in its clinics more than a decade ago.

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Formerly known as Primary Health Care, the company has been historically known for its substantial six-figure cash payments to doctors who, in return, signed five-year contracts to work at the corporate.

The payments were ostensibly to “buy” a GP’s existing practice, but in 2015 the Australian

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