Labor’s Health Tax Faces Legal Challenge

Liberal Party Victoria

The Allan Government’s unfair Health Tax is set to face a legal challenge after multiple healthcare clinics engaged lawyers to challenge compliance notices from the State Revenue Office (SRO).

Under the Allan Government’s Health Tax, payroll tax calculations now include doctors and other health professionals who lease rooms from medical practices, rather than only direct employees of the practices themselves.

Health industry experts have warned this will put many practices out of business, end bulk billing, increasethe cost of seeing a doctor by almost 30 per cent – costing around $100 per visit – and drive an additional two million patients a year through Victoria’s already overwhelmed emergency departments.

Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier, said: “Under Jacinta Allan, Victoria is broke. Labor can’t manage the health system and Victorians are going to pay the price through this health tax.

“Jacinta Allan must listen to GPs, health experts and her federal and interstate Labor colleagues and scrap this insidious and unfair Health Tax.”

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