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NZ Taxes Unfair for Families

March 25, 2010 New Zealand Taxation

BeehiveThe New Zealand personal-tax system lacks integrity and is unfair for many New Zealand families, and the upcoming budget promises to address the issue, said Bill English, New Zealand Minister of Finance.

Confirming the Tax Working Group’s analysis of the New Zealand tax system, Bill English delivered a speech on March 23rd calling the taxes burden faced by an average working family “unfair and inequitable.” According to the Minister the root of the problem resides in the current definition of income and the proliferation of differing tax rates, which become apparent when individuals or families with relatively similar incomes have significantly dissimilar tax obligations.

Bill English illustrated an example of taxation inequality by drawing attention to a hypothetical self-employed ...

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