Tax Reform

Tax Reform seems to be back on the SA Government’s agenda. I wonder if this time they will take into account equitable treatment of people near or past their later earning years? If you have already carried the burden of stamp duty on your home, surely you should not have to pay again if a new land tax is to replace it? It ought only be an option that one could elect on a new purchase of your home. It might even be worth considering if council rates could be formulated to provide the option to pay somewhat more during the first few years of ownership to gain a reduced or even fixed rate in later years when you might well be on a seriously reduced fixed income. The aging population really ought to be taken into account by those considering tax reform options – after all we all hope to get to those years.

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About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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