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This Is Funny BUT It Does Have A Sprinkle Of Truth

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by kierank, 16th May, 2016.

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  1. kierank

    kierank Well-Known Member

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    I was at a Budget Briefing this morning and they showed a slide stating the following:

    We have:
    • Tobacco/Alcohol excise tax to discourage smoking and drinking.
    • Consumption tax to discourage eating.
    • Income tax to discourage earning money which you need less of anyway if you are not smoking, drinking or eating.
    • Payroll tax to discourage people being employed.
    • Superannuation tax to discourage planning for the future.
    • And, if for the above reasons, you can't stand living here anymore - we gave a departure tax to discourage leaving.
    They didn't advise the author's name but I did hear someone say that they thought it was Shaun Micallef.

    I and most/all of the audience had a good laugh.
     
  2. Jasmine

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    • Luxury car tax to discourage driving the safest of cars
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    No luxury yacht tax though! The government is encouraging you to aim higher.


    Note to self: employ yacht captain as a contractor.


    Note to self: investigate how thoroughly customs inspects luxury yachts. This could be a lucrative opportunity.
     
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  5. Cactus

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    Abolishment of a certain tax incentive.... No don't say it not another thread on it....
     
  6. Mumbai

    Mumbai Well-Known Member

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    What the hell!!
     
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    CGT to discourage selling of IPs.
     
  8. Brickbybrick

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    No pension until age 70.
    Although no one will give you a job if you are over 50.


    This does not apply to politicians.

    Who would have thought?......
     
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  9. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Tax on Womens sanitary products to discourage women being sanitary.

    Side note, I tend to think of men had periods, sanitary products would be tax free.... possibly even subsidised...
     
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    People keep telling me to pay Less tax. I can't seem to find the bill for that one?
     
  11. Ted Varrick

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    * Mining tax to discourage the digging of holes

    That's one less tax that now needs to be worried about, given the commodity glut coinciding with a sudden lack of demand at exactly the same time...