3 Feb 2019

Economist Bernard Hickey: what to make of all the tax talk

From Sunday Morning, 7:11 am on 3 February 2019
Tax Working Group has released its September interim report with proposals for the government.

Tax Working Group has released its September interim report with proposals for the government. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Throughout the week tax has been hitting the headlines with National saying their new plan would give the average worker an extra $430 a year. The plan unveiled by leader Simon Bridges would see gradual tax relief every three years rather than being a straight forward income tax cut. Economist Bernard Hickey looks at the numbers and the underlying message from National that it's trying push, that the government is keeping too much of your money at the same looking at the possibility of a capital gains tax.

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