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Tassie economist Saul Eslake calls for discussions around tax reform in new report

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Renowned Tasmanian economist Saul Eslake has today released a report, Reforming Tasmania’s State Tax System, commissioned by The Australia Institute.

The report looks at options for reform in our state’s tax system, calling for three main points to be considered.

These include replacing stamp duties with land tax, removing nearly all payroll tax preferences for small business, and re-introducing death duties on the small amount of Tasmanian estates valued at over $1 million.

Listen as Saul joins Aaron Stevens to detail the report, the benefits these changes would have, and when the State Government should look at actioning them.

Image: Martin Kingsley from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

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