Sports Clubs Will Be Hurt Most By New Pokies Tax

2019年11月16日星期六 归类于:亚博国际老虎机 评论:(0)

TheVictoriangovernmentrecentlyannouncedplanstoincreasepokermachinetaxesbynearly5%。

Whythemoveaimstobenefitthecommunity,thereareconcernsthatlocalsportsorganizationswillloseoutasaresultofthetaxincrease。

InthesechallengingeconomictimestheCoalitiongovernmentmustmaintainadisciplinedbudgettoensurewecancontinuetoinvestinthecriticalinfrastructureandservicesthatVictorianfamiliesandbusinessesdeserve,saysVictorianTreasurerMichaelOBrien。

Itwasoriginallythoughtthatthetaxwouldapplytolargergamingvenues,butitwasrecentlyrevealedthatonlylocalpokieclubswouldberequiredtopaymorewhilecasinotaxrateswouldstaythesame。

Clubsareknownfordonatingasignificantportionoftheirprofitstolocalcommunitygroups。

Lastyear,clubsacrossBrimbankdonatedupwardsof$1milliontolocalclubs,takingarelativelysmallportionasprofits。

Assuch,ataxincreasewouldfurtherreducetheirprofitmargins,leadingtheclubstocutsportsfunding。

NeillMurray,ChiefExecutiveofCommunityClubsofVictoria,statesthatthetaxincreaseislikelytoforcesportsclubstocutfundingforlocalprograms。

Maintenanceschedulesforsportsgroundsandhoursforsportscoachesarelikelytobereduced。

Otherrisksincludejoblossesinthemarket,whichwillhaveanoverallnegativeimpactonthecommunity。

MrO’Brienstatesthattheincreasedlevywillbringinanadditional$50millionforthegovernment。

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