Under ACT Labor, taxation per household is increasing at an extraordinary rate, Leader of the Opposition Alistair Coe said today.
Since the ACT Government announced its tax reform package in 2012, the increases have been much higher than inflation. In 2017, local taxes per Canberra per household are an estimated $10,779. By contrast, in 2012 taxation per household was $8,411. Five years of tax reform have increased tax per household by 28 per cent.
“Many Canberrans simply cannot afford these huge increases in the cost of living in Canberra,” Mr Coe said. “Even those who can afford these increases must ask the question: are we getting value for money?”
“The ACT Government continues to bring in record revenue through ever increasing rates, taxes, fees and charges.”
“The cost of living in Canberra is skyrocketing and it is no wonder so many people are finding our city unaffordable.
“The Government must demonstrate how it is going to ease the growing financial burden on Canberrans,” Mr Coe concluded.