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Source: Taxpayers Union

Salvation Army report demonstrates why Kiwi families need tax relief
FEBRUARY 13 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the release of the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “The Salvation Army correctly points out that much of the Government’s ‘well-being’ agenda is no more than an idea, lacking tangible policies to cut poverty. The most obvious way for the government to reduce poverty is to reduce the tax burden, leaving more money in the pockets of families.” “As for the gap between Māori and non-Māori, the Government needs to reconsider its strategy of hiking highly regressive taxes such as those on tobacco and petrol. Our latest report revealed how tobacco taxes disproportionately take money from the pockets of Māori, while regulations on safer alternatives keep smoking rates high.”

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