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Child Poverty Figures show need for tax relief

Published: Mon 9 Dec 2019 04:29 PM
Today’s child poverty figures, revealing that nearly 150,000 children are living in material hardship in New Zealand, show the need for tax relief says the Taxpayers’ Union.
Responding to the figures, Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “It is disturbing that the current tax burden on low income families means that even kids with parents in full time work are experiencing poverty. That is shameful.”
“Many measures being introduced by this government such as higher fuel taxes, higher taxes on cigarettes, higher waste levies on garbage, and hiked rates bills across the country, have a disproportionate effect on the poor.”
“You can’t kneecap family budget with new and higher taxes, and expect poverty figures to improve. Tax relief is needed, and for tens of thousands of families, needed right now.”
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
New Zealand's grassroots campaign for lower taxes and less government waste
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is an independent activist group, dedicated to being the voice for Kiwi taxpayers in the corridors of power. It's here to fight government waste and make sure New Zealanders get value for money from their tax dollar. New Zealanders are invited to join and donate at http://taxpayers.org.nz
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