Take care in passing on carbon tax says lawyer

As the Federal Government unveils the detail of its carbon tax, a legal expert has warned heavy-vehicle operators about how they pass on costs.

Bill Hazlett, a Partner at Hunt&Hunt Lawyers, has highlighted the need for operators to ensure their paper work is in order or risk prosecution if customers object to the way increases are undertaken. He notes that contracts can specifically allow the passing on of the costs of either permits, reductions in the fuel tax credit entitlement, or unit shortfall costs.
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