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Government double dipping

Post by kfchugo » 02 May 2018, 11:53

I recently purchased a car at auction and was given an invoice showing the amount paid which included gst. There was also an itemised section showing the cost of the vehicle and the gst paid. When I went to transfer the registration into my name, I was charged a transfer fee on BOTH the cost of the car AND the gst. In effect, I was charged a tax, then a fee for having paid that tax. It occurs to me that there are many similar instances, just to name a few - fuel, alcohol and tobacco. We are charged all sorts of taxes and excise on these products, THEN gst on top of that..... we are being taxed on the taxes we pay.
Our politicians claim all sorts of perks and benefits, pension entitlements etc that are barred to ordinary working Australians, supposedly because of their SERVICE to the country. With this kind of government thievery going on, I see a steady and dramatic erosion of that particular logic. Any thoughts on what the average peasant like myself might actually DO about it? :flaming_mad

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Re: Government double dipping

Post by Perrorist » 02 May 2018, 11:58

It's the same with insurance. They add levies before they add GST.

The only suggestion I can make is to write, email, or phone your State MP and let them know what you think. Also, you can ask other people to do the same.

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Post by kfchugo » 02 May 2018, 15:39

That is a sensible suggestion, however in my current state of mind, I am more inclined to do a "Guy Fawks" on Parliament house. :angry-devil:

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Re: Government double dipping

Post by grandduke » 02 May 2018, 16:34

Dear Fawks, do make it state and not Federal MPs, example, I submitted a formal
complaint to a member of the liberal party in Canberra the letter ended up on the
sunshine coast never got near the reptile I sent it to, ah but wait when the election
cometh around these same people will be at your door with their begging bowls. :icon-mrgreen:
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Re: Government double dipping

Post by Buck_naked » 02 May 2018, 19:06

They have to get the money from somewhere.
Pensions, medicare, dole, -there are plenty of snouts in the trough.
and we are still running huge debt and deficits.

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Re: Government double dipping

Post by grandduke » 03 May 2018, 09:16

Buck old Son, you continually talk of snouts in the trough
yet never mention the overall wealth of this nation last
estimate 6+trillion dollars not bad for 24 million people.
There is another angle to this which nobody seems to want
to talk about is not the Australian people entitled to share in
the massive recourses such as oil, gas, iron ore, coal etc instead
of overseas investors reaping the profits.
So youth think bigger instead of picking your nose in the shed at
the bottom of your garden. :character-oldtimer: :nahnahnah :nahnahnah
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Re: Government double dipping

Post by Buck_naked » 03 May 2018, 13:34

Mining companies do pay serious amounts of tax.
a few years ago the low iron ore price was cited as a major cause of budget deficits.
Rio Tinto has published the numbers it pays in tax in australia, - its in the billions per year.

http://www.afr.com/news/policy/budget/j ... 411-1mj7gx

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