In a post COVID-19 environment, GST reform has returned to the fore as a means through which to achieve economic growth – generate revenue to support ongoing government expenditure.

Whether it’s broadening the base to remove exemptions or increasing the rate, GST reform has been a politically sensitive topic for years.

However, given the pandemic induced deficit and long-term economic impacts, GST reform may well have a central role to play in providing sustainable revenue growth and productivity gains through the abolition of less efficient taxes.

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This report presents the varied perspectives and viewpoints of key tax specialists around the country on proposed GST tax reform.

This report is part of a content series on tax reform produced by RSM's tax experts.

National Head of Indirect Tax

Sam Mohammad

Partner - Brisbane

T: +61 (0) 7 3225 7867

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Sam Mohammad leads RSM's national indirect tax practice and has over 16 years' experience advising on indirect taxes. Sam specialises in providing practical and easy to understand GST, duty, payroll tax and fuel tax credit advice on complex matters, with a particular focus on clients in the property, government, mining and infrastructure sectors. Sam's client base includes ASX-listed property developers (both residential and commercial), multinational mining and energy companies, mid-scale and boutique developers and government departments and agencies.

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