Progress at last on Victorian GP payroll tax

Royal Australian College of GPs

The Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) says today’s decision by the Victorian Government to provide retrospective relief for GPs on payroll tax will help keep local GP practices open.

Victorian GP practices will be given a retrospective exemption from payroll tax, meaning they will not be hit with a payroll tax bill that could shut them down tomorrow.

RACGP Victoria Chair Dr Anita Muñoz said: “The prospect of retrospective tax bills on GPs was a source of enormous stress for many general practice teams and their communities.

“We are grateful the Victorian Government has taken retrospective taxation off the table and has worked with us to find a middle-ground solution. This move will help keep local GPs’ doors open.

“GP practices now have the certainty we’ve been asking for and can plan for the future.”

Today’s decision by the Victorian Government is the result of hard won negotiations between the RACGP, peak bodies and the Government.

The RACGP is committed to continuing its negations with the Government on the finer details of this move.

We will work together to educate and inform our members and the community about how this impacts them.

This decision means GPs can continue to provide quality care to their patients.


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