Church clerks to keep tax perks

Apparently the Rudd government doesn’t think that some nice people should have to pay the same taxes as the rest of us. And the reason is simple because these nice people are also really good people. I’m all for taxing people less (even nice people) but this does kind of smell a little like dead fish.

The federal government has taken steps to address a controversial change to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) which would have seen charity workers lose up to $100 a fortnight.

Under changes introduced by the former Howard government, special rules exempting salary sacrifice packages from FBT would have been scrapped.

Families Minister Jenny Macklin on Thursday night said the government would move amendments in the Senate next week to reverse the changes.

Backroom Girl calls a spade a spade and looks at how the numbers stack up to allow welfare workers to receive a bigger personal slice of the government welfare pie. As she infers this is indeed rank hypocrisy.

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