The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Government to guarantee payroll tax relief for businesses in South Australia regardless of what happens to the State Bank Tax in Parliament.
“Let’s be very clear – Tom Koutsantonis can provide payroll tax relief to South Australian businesses without his new State Bank Tax,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“Any suggestion otherwise from Tom Koutsantonis is complete nonsense.
“The Under Treasurer has confirmed to the Parliament that these payroll tax cuts can be made administratively, regardless of what happens with the Budget Measures Bill.
“It will be on Mr Koutsantonis’ head if South Australian businesses don’t receive payroll tax relief.
“South Australians are sick of this tricky Treasurer and his illogical arguments when it comes to the State Bank Tax.
“It’s time for Tom Koutsantonis to swallow his pride and dump the toxic State Bank Tax, for the good of the South Australian economy.
“South Australian businesses and households know that they would ultimately pay if this new State Bank Tax were to pass into law.
“That’s why the State Liberals are standing up for every South Australian and seeking to block the State Bank Tax.
“There is nothing stopping the Weatherill Government from dumping the State Bank Tax and still providing payroll tax relief for SA businesses which are crying out for cuts to this tax on employment.”