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Potential 'Stealth Tax' set to hit everyday New Zealanders, tradespeople

Monday 4 March 2019, 1:14PM
By Media Giant

New Zealand Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, has been placed in the spotlight recently, following attempts to brush off criticism around the controversial "stealth tax'' and claims the approach has been highly ineffective.


In 2020, the coloquial “tax-grab” will no doubt become even tougher to justify, as more income from everyday New Zealanders including tradespeople, teachers, nurses and police will be shifted to a higher tax bracket.


The pressure on the New Zealand Government to rectify the well-publicised “bracket creep” will no doubt increase as well. Tradespeople will need to be particularly cautious, especially if they have - up until now - been managing their own accounts. A paper from Inland Revenue and Treasury notes that, if the thresholds were instead adjusted for inflation, they would have “risen from $14,000 to $15,232 (10.5 per cent), from $48,000 to $52,223 (17.5 per cent) and from $70,000 to $76,159 (30 per cent).


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