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Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Changes to payroll tax exemption for trainees announced

The McGowan Labor Government has announced it will fund 9,600 training places in 2018 by closing a loophole that has seen companies avoid paying their fair share of payroll tax. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said, "We need a system which provides support for real training for real jobs and value for WA taxpayers. "The previous system has been open to abuse. A grant scheme will be far more transparent.

Treasurer's Video | Media Statement | Q&A | Twitter@benwyatt | facebook@BenWyattMLA |

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