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INTERIM 10% LAND TAX INCREASE CAP PROPOSAL

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The Tasmanian Greens today proposed that the government consider imposing a 10% cap on increases in land tax bills be introduced as an interim measure to reduce the price shock of land tax bills that have massively increased from last year until after a review of Tasmania’s taxation arrangements.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that many businesses and families are struggling under massive increases in electricity prices and land tax bills, and new water and sewerage bills which have not been offset by equivalent decreases in rates.

“An interim cap of a 10% increase would reduce the price shock that many Tasmanians are suffering as land tax bills appear in their letterboxes,” Mr McKim said.

“No business or family should be expected to budget for the kind of massive spikes in the cost of basics like electricity, water and sewerage and land tax, yet today the government displayed no understanding of the pain being felt by so many Tasmanians.”
Nick McKim MP Greens Leader

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