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Tax owner occupiers like property investors, says property expert

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Julia Corderoy | 16 Feb 2016, 07:37 AM Agree 0
The Federal Government should tax owner occupiers in the same way as it taxes property investors to alleviate housing affordability pressures and grow the economy
  • John | 16 Feb 2016, 09:07 AM Agree 0
    So you want to tax the person again, who works had, saves up to purchase their home, then another tax? Please, we are the most over taxed country in the western world. We pay tax on a Tax.
  • Brado | 16 Feb 2016, 11:28 AM Agree 0
    I think it's a great idea. Abolish income tax completely, raise the GST and have a tax like suggested here. Tax people on their spending and their wealth... Not on what they earn. You would probably find that people spend more money that way, increasing taxes... But if you want to not be taxed, you can also not spend money.
  • JC | 16 Feb 2016, 12:36 PM Agree 0
    40% of the costs of a new home delivered to market is represented by taxes and local government charges for the development and construction of the property already. The home owner has already paid tax on every dollar that they use to purchase this property, making buying a new home one of the highest taxed transactions around, and then, to top it all off the state government puts their had out for more funds in the way of stamp duty on the transaction! Wow, buying a new home really is a tax free haven isn't it!
  • Jake | 16 Feb 2016, 06:05 PM Agree 0
    Nonsense opinion, there is so much waste of taxpayers' money everywhere else that should be fixed before adding any new taxes. State governments already charge an exorbitant tax by way of stamp duty on property so leave this one alone please.
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