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Carbon tax and fees

With the introduction of the Carbon Tax from 1 July 2012 will come increases to electricity costs for households and businesses. Medical practices are encouraged to set their fees based on their own practice costs, and are entitled to increase these fees as necessary to continue to effectively provide their service.

01 Jul 2012

With the introduction of the Carbon Tax from 1 July 2012 will come increases to electricity costs for households and businesses. Medical practices are encouraged to set their fees based on their own practice costs, and are entitled to increase these fees as necessary to continue to effectively provide their service.

However, the ACCC warns that any claims that attribute price rises to the Carbon Tax must be truthful and reasonable. If you intend to advise patients that fee increases are a result of the Carbon Tax, you must ensure that you have appropriately researched these costs and have accurately calculated fee increases, and be able to justify this if requested to do so by the ACCC. Detailed guidelines on Carbon Tax Claims for businesses are available on the ACCC website.

 

 


Published: 01 Jul 2012