Small biz gets carbon tax lesson

Aug 14, 2012 10:44 AM
Filed under Strategy

ACCC hosts educational seminar.

Small businesses will have an opportunity to air their grievances and ask questions about the Government’s carbon price scheme this week as part of a webinar hosted by Australia's consumer watchdog.

The ACCC will hold the online meeting, hosted by its deputy chair Dr Michael Shaper, this Thursday for one hour from 10am.

Interested small business owners can register now to participate in the online seminar, which the ACCC said will provide guidance on carbon price claims and issues affecting business. 

"While the ACCC is generally confident businesses understand their obligations, the webinar is a chance for them to find out more about their rights and responsibilities when making or considering carbon price claims," Schaper said in a statement.

The ACCC has previously warned businesses not to take advantage of the scheme by unjustly blaming the carbon tax for price hikes. 

It recently launched a hotline and online claim form for the public to complain when they suspect false claims are being made about the carbon tax.

The scheme was launched on July 1 and will tax 500 of Australia’s largest carbon polluters. The ACCC has flagged potential $6000 fines or the possibility of legal action where claims have been found to be “false or misleading”.

Since its launch, the government initiative has already been hit by charlatans looking to rort companies of cash by offering carbon tax ‘credits’ or compensation.

The Government’s SCAMwatch website reported in May businesses were being targeted by scammers posing as government carbon tax officials, offering fake credits as compensation.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © CRN Australia. All rights reserved.

Promo

Small biz gets carbon tax lesson
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Office 365 goes live from Australian data centres
Overcomes data sovereignty concerns.
 
Office 365 partner wins 2,500-seat deal for real estate
First major win for Cloud Solution Provider program.
 
Ingram Micro's David Lenz heads for Hills
Well-known channel figure joins iconic Aussie brand.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Do you get value out of partner conferences?



Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 335 | January/February 2015

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.