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Tax Free Volunteers.

Filed under: General — Downunder @ 12:35 am Thu 19th October 2006

Mr Dunne released a discussion document setting out options, including a possible initiative to recognise the work of volunteers by giving them a tax rebate as well.

The document suggests rewarding volunteers for their time by setting a nominal hourly rate which they could use to claim a tax rebate.

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3 Responses to “Tax Free Volunteers.”

  1. Stephen says:

    Here’s another great socialist idea.
    Let’s gradually turn volunteers into state paid workers.
    Brilliant!
    Expand the state further at the taxpayers expense! Yes!
    Hell, working until lunchtime before you start earning for yourself is so selfish after all! The government has soooooooooooo little taxpayers dosh to play with right now.
    And make the ‘volunteers’ materially dependant so they’re more likely to tow the party line! Gosh the buggers might even vote for us.
    Another special interest sector stitched up.

    remember the old addage –

    “He who pays the piper calls the tune”

    Dunne has dragged his sad arse for 26 months getting the family commission (Whatever that is!) up and running whilst countless kids become fatherless, yet has time it seems to dream up this stupidity.

  2. julie says:

    I wonder whether this is a good move. It will help put the people who don’t have agendas in the public. I can think of a few valuable people that might take a tax break instead of working all weekend.

  3. Stephen says:

    Julie,
    everyone has agendas. It’s like breathing. No agenda means no drive.

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