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Tax - Income Tax

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

Reductions in the top rates of income tax to 25% for incomes over $38,000
Reduction in the lower rate of income tax to 15% for incomes up to $38,000.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

Not
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New Zealand Labour Party Hon Michael Cullen

Continue to improve New Zealand’s efficient broad-based low rate tax regime

Maori Party
Dr Pita Sharples  
National Party of New Zealand Hon Bill English

The 15% tax rate, which now applies to income below $9,500 will extend to $12,500. For income between $12,500 and $50,000, the tax rate will be 19%. Income between $50,000 and $100,000 will be taxed at 33%. Income above $100,000 will continue to be taxed at 39%.
Cut business tax to 30c
Introduce a new tax deduction for pre-school childcare costs to ease the financial pressures on parents, particularly on second-income earners and employed sole parents
National will recognise as tax deductible the pre-school childcare costs of working parents up to $5,000 per child.  Costs will be deductible at 33% of out-of-pocket childcare costs

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Remain opposed to any increase in general taxation
Following the achievement of intermediate growth goals and focused social expenditure aim to reduce personal income tax levels

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Hon Peter Dunne

Make the first $3000 of earned income tax-free, as part of the Working For Families package
Increase the other tax thresholds by $5000 to offset the increase in inflation
Further lower tax rates, as economic conditions allow, with the goal of establishing a tax rate that is comparatively flat
Reduce company tax to 30 cents in the dollar over the next three years
Increase the tax rebate on donations from individuals to charitable organisations from $630 p.a. to $6,300 p.a.

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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