Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington … promising to scrap the luxury vehicle duty on campervans (Photo: Facebook)

October 14, 2020

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has promised to scrap what the LNP calls a “Grey Nomad Tax” if she is elected on October 31.

The “tax” is transfer duty on new and secondhand campervans valued at more than $100,000.

In 2018, the State Government extended a 2 per cent tax on luxury cars to all vehicles worth more than $100,000 and weighing less than 4.5 tonnes – which roped in most campervans.

Mrs Frecklington said in Wednesday that as the average cost of a new motorhome or campervan was $140,000, the LNP’s policy would save buyers of new vehicles an average of $2800 per sale.

The saving on a secondhand motorhome sold for $110,000 would be $2200.

Mrs Frecklington said ditching the tax would save seniors money, encourage more drive tourism in Queensland and support local manufacturing jobs.

“The Grey Nomad Tax was announced two days before the last election and it’s ripping millions of dollars off retirees every year,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“I want seniors to buy more Queensland-made campervans and explore our great State.”

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