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Labour's plan for tax: Your questions answered

We believe every New Zealander deserves the chance to make an informed decision on Election Day. We’ve answered some of the most common questions on our 2020 tax policy, including how much money will be raised from our new top tax rate, and how this will be used to control debt and help our economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

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How does tax work?

All this tax talk leaving you a bit dazed and confused? Read below to find out more about our progressive tax system and what Labour's policy means for you.

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Grant Robertson: A balanced plan for managing debt

The world is facing its most challenging battle in generations with an insidious and new virus as the enemy.

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Debt: What's Labour's plan?

We’re committed to managing the Government’s books responsibly and keeping debt under control while supporting our people and our economy through the 1-in-100 year shock caused by COVID-19. 

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Tax: What's Labour's plan?

For 98% of New Zealanders, there will be no changes to income tax.

Earn less than $180,000? No changes to your income tax.

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5 ways Labour's SME policy will help small businesses

Are you the owner of a small business? We’ve got one simple message for you: we’ve got your back. 

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Labour will make Matariki a public holiday

As New Zealanders we are proud of who we are, what we stand for, and the way we weave together different worlds and cultures to create our unique national identity.

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COVID-19: Auckland at Level 3, rest of NZ at Level 2

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 on 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.

Visit covid19.govt.nz for the latest information on alert levels, including an overview of restrictions in your area.

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Flexi-wage subsidy to support up to 40,000 people into work

We've announced that we will expand the Flexi-wage programme to support up to 40,000 more people into work, or to help them start their own business. It's yet another way we're helping keep our economy moving by getting people into work and training. Read on to find out more...

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