Prominent GP plans to add $15 ‘Premier’s Payroll Tax’ charge to patient bills

The former AMA president says practices “have to pass on” the extra costs.
Sarah Simpkins
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

Payroll tax is driving Dr Mukesh Haikerwal to charge patients $15 extra on standard consultations, which he plans to itemise on invoices as the “Premier’s Premium Payroll Tax on Health”. 

The former AMA president and Melbourne GP is talking to his software company, lawyers and accountants about updating his invoices to get his message across on why the fee hike is necessary.