Māori party tax plan undercuts Nats by nearly $100 per week for average worker

Māori party tax plan undercuts Nats by nearly $100 per week for average worker
Te Pāti Māori co-leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Rawiri Waititi. (NZME)
Jem Traylen
Te Pāti Māori has announced a tax policy which would lead to the average full-time salary earner paying nearly $120 less per week in income tax – compared to a $20 tax cut offered by National.Te Pāti Māori (TPM) is proposing to make the first $30,000 of income tax-free and to can GST on food, while raising taxes on higher earners and companies and introducing new taxes on wealth, foreign companies, land banking and vacant houses.The average full-time worker now pays $322.37 a week in income tax on their earnings of $1,506 – under th...

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