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Carmody's common sense welcome in GST debate



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MEDIA RELEASE

24 March 1999

Carmody’s common sense welcome in GST debate

The Senate should take a long hard look at GST free(fbo

“ Ihe Commissioner’s speech is really just one side of the coin. Even with the full resources of the tax office, they would struggle to maintain the integrity o f the tax system if food was GST free. Imagine how m uch worse it will be for the 370,000 businesses who often only have the skills o f the business owner to rely on,” Angela Ryan, ASCPA Tax Director said today.

“The comments from the Commissioner are the most common sense that wc have heard on this issue for many months: If the Tax Commissioner is saying that GST free food will have serious ramifications to the long term viability o f the tax system then the Senate m ust take notice,’· Ms Ryan said.

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Contact; Angela Ryan, ASCPA Tax Director, 03 9606 9830 (bh), 0414 865 339 (mob), or Lisa Armstrong, PR M an ag er- NSW, 02 9375 6205 (bh), 0414 834 700 (mob).

Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants 170 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Tel.: 03 9606 9606 Fax: 03 9602 1163 ACN 008 392 452