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Follow the Financing Money ...

For official information on how the tax-take is spent, the following is sourced from the 2005 Budget presented to Parliament in May 2005. It is available online at the official Treasury website from where all the following has been sourced.

Customs: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05cust.pdf
Finance: 
http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05finan.pdf
Revenue: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05reven.pdf

The finance spending has been split into a number of categories, so you can easily see where the money is going.

The category covers Vote Customs, Vote Finance, and Vote Revenue.

Actual 2000/01
Actual 2001/02
Actual 2002/03
Actual 2003/04
Actual 2004/05
 
Budget 2005/06
 
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
Issue
NZ$ million
%
26.8
3,375.6
169.3
0.0
0.0
HCNZ financing and capital
0.0
0.0
229.0
594.0
1,046.0
1,291.0
0.0
Domestic and foreign debt repayment
0.0
0.0
0.7
70.3
48.2
3.5
0.4
Financing and capital costs
0.2
0.0
0.8
0.8
0.8
1.0
0.1
Unclaimed Monies
0.5
0.0
11.3
2.8
0.0
0.0
1.0
Crown Forestry Management
0.7
0.0
32.6
142.5
222.3
259.1
5.0
Income equalisation accounts
4.0
0.1
2.5
3.5
2.9
5.3
6.6
Geothermal Trading
4.7
0.1
1.7
74.8
440.0
170.4
1,000.0
One off packages
7.4
0.1
5.6
11.1
11.2
9.8
21.0
Crown Overseas Properties
17.0
0.2
0.0
91.1
0.0
103.9
133.1
Track Co and railway development
20.5
0.3
36.2
36.6
24.6
26.9
22.1
Administrative and management expenses
22.1
0.3
0.0
1,035.0
150.0
0.0
196.3
Air New Zealand
46.9
0.7
49.2
54.8
47.2
51.2
47.8
Policy advice
47.8
0.7
52.9
52.9
56.9
63.0
60.4
Child support administration and collection
67.3
0.9
99.2
91.1
92.3
88.9
78.0
Revenue assesment and collection
87.2
1.2
59.6
62.1
71.3
95.0
91.9
Customs
101.4
1.4
74.4
80.7
99.1
108.3
104.6
Information services
116.9
1.6
88.3
100.2
103.9
109.9
110.5
Taxpayer audit
118.8
1.6
355.0
336.0
299.0
196.0
118.1
Maui gas contracts
123.1
1.7
0.0
0.0
55.0
63.0
77.5
Paid parental leave
154.5
2.1
100.0
150.0
100.0
200.0
0.0
International financial institutions
200.0
2.8
66.6
61.1
64.2
68.2
550.8
Management of debts and outstanding returns
457.8
6.4
0.0
346.8
2,252.8
856.7
841.2
Government superannuation fund expenses and subsidies
840.5
11.7
0.0
600.0
0.0
3,794.1
2,107.0
New Zealand superannuation
2,157.0
29.9
2,658.0
2,484.0
2,382.0
2,550.0
2,548.0
Debt servicing
2,611.0
36.2
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Total Spending
100.0

Sources:

Customs: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05cust.pdf
Finance: 
http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05finan.pdf
Revenue: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05reven.pdf


 
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