Challenging the payroll tax



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AMA(SA) is actively engaged in advocating for our members and the broader medical community against the recent interpretations of state-based payroll tax legislation, which pose significant threats to medical practices and patient well-being.

Since early 2023, we have organised regular educational events for AMA(SA) members, sharing the legal and financial knowledge and expertise of our partners Norman Waterhouse and Hood Sweeney. Our strength lies in our collaboration with AMA colleagues federally and interstate, and we have also consulted with many individual AMA(SA) members to provide support and enhance our understanding of their concerns to boost our advocacy efforts.

We continue to meet with Health Minister Picton, Treasurer Stephen Mulligan and Premier Peter Malinauskas in South Australia, and Federal Health Minister Mark Butler,  to ensure they recognise the impacts the tax will have on our members, our patients, and the health system. We are also talking regularly with representatives of the Opposition and other parties, so they are aware of our concerns and our efforts to resolve this issue.

AMA(SA) continues to express serious concerns about the expiration of the current amnesty for general practitioners on 30 June 2024 and will persist in our campaign to challenge the imposition of this tax.

We strongly encourage all medical practices to obtain updated professional advice regarding the impact of this tax ruling on their operations.