Treasurer’s offer to waive payroll tax for failing practices ‘unfair’

Accountant Paul Copeland says Victoria should give GPs time to adjust to the new payroll tax rules.
Sarah Simpkins
Tim Pallas.

The Victorian Treasurer has offered to save GP practices driven to insolvency by payroll tax, but an accountant says the state’s GP practices deserve better.

Victoria and Tasmania are the two states that have failed to offer GP practices protections from payroll tax following a NSW court ruling suggesting GPs may count as employees rather than contractors.