Australia’s “gray nomads” might have to give up their travel dreams, when their mid-range motorhomes are taxed like luxuries.
The Queensland government is being accused of hitting grey nomads with a greedy tax, which will add thousands of dollars to the cost of a campervan.
The 2% tax on luxury cars will apply to vehicles worth more than $100,000, and weighing less than 4 1/2 tons.
Retailers say that includes most new motorhomes and campervans.
Alan Dawes bought his motorhome nearly five years ago, with the dream of driving around Australia.
But the new state tax could prove a road-block for like-minded retirees.
“If I was buying this vehicle now, it would affect me by about $9,000. Which makes it out of the reach for a lot of people,” Dawes said.
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