Cutting Payroll Tax
Northern Rivers Echo 28 September 2006
Cutting Payroll Tax
To help address the enormous payroll tax burden on NSW businesses, the NSW
Coalition has committed to cutting payroll tax by up to $15,000 for more than
22,000 NSW businesses and exempting more than 4,500 NSW businesses from paying
payroll tax at all.
This commitment is especially welcome on the NSW Far North Coast, where small
businesses are competing with the much lower business taxes offered across the
border in Queensland.
Payroll tax remains a major regulatory and cost burden for NSW businesses and
major changes to the current regime to allow NSW businesses to rebuild business
confidence, encourage business investment and foster jobs growth.
The payroll tax cuts and exemptions will be achieved by raising the tax free
threshold on annual payrolls from $600,000 to $850,000.
Funding for Organisers of Seniors Week Events
My office has copies of applications for 2007 NSW Seniors Week activities. NSW
Seniors Week will be held from 11-18 March.
Applications can only be made by a local government organization, non-profit
organisation or a community group that is either an association under the
Associations Incorporation Act. Non-incorporated groups can apply, but must be
sponsored by an incorporated group. Organistions applying for grants, must match
the funding they receive with their own resources ie sponsorships, cash
contributions or in-kind contributions.
Applications must be received by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home
Care no later than Friday 22 September 2006.
Congratulatory Messages Reminder
As most people would be aware when you turn 100 you receive a letter from Queen.
But did you also know that a letter can also be sent for couples celebrating
their 60th wedding anniversary? For those celebrating their 50th wedding
anniversary or 90th birthday messages can be arranged from the Prime Minister,
Governor-General, Premier & Governor.
If you or family members are commemorating any of these important milestones,
please contact my office and we will make arrangements for letters to be sent to
for your family's special occasion.