Businesses are
Saving Thousands
of Dollars

Businesses are
Saving Thousands
of Dollars

Under the Marshall Liberal Government, the average cost of doing business has reduced by over $4,900 per year, while small businesses are saving $7,450 a year.

What we said we'd do

Lower the cost of doing business – including scrapping all payroll tax for small businesses

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has significantly reduced the cost of doing business by scrapping payroll tax for all small businesses, reducing land tax and making electricity, water and other fees and charges cheaper.

Within our first year, we delivered on our promise to ensure small businesses pay zero payroll tax, ending Labor’s jobs tax for more than 3,200 businesses and giving businesses confidence to grow and create local jobs knowing they won’t be hit with an extra tax for doing so.

Businesses are also saving thousands on land tax every year and thousands more on critical services such as electricity and water.

Under Labor, our businesses were operating under some of the highest cost structures in Australia and, in some instances, the world.

We’ve put an end to this – backing South Australian businesses to create South Australian jobs by significantly reducing the tax and cost burden.

Average Business

Small business

Savings

$

$

Payroll tax

0

3,750

Land Tax

1,829

1,169

Emergency Services Levy

28

24

Water bill

1,463

1,207

Electricity bill

1,112

1,112

Compulsory Third Party

469

188

Total Savings

4,901

7,450

*Example used on a small nursery business

What it means for you

  • Less money on tax = more money for businesses to grow and create local jobs
  • South Australia is increasingly the best place to live, work and run a business.
  • Our kids and grandkids won’t need to leave the state to get a job.

Policy snapshot

  • We delivered on our promise to scrap payroll tax for all small businesses.
  • Businesses are saving thousands on land tax every year and thousands more on electricity and water.
  • We are creating jobs by ensuring South Australia is a place where all businesses can thrive.
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Under the Marshall Liberal Government, the average cost of doing business has reduced by over $4,900 per year, while small businesses are saving $7,450 a year.

Under the Marshall Liberal Government, the average cost of doing business has reduced by over $4,900 per year, while small businesses are saving $7,450 a year.