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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.
Reduction of company tax to 25%.
Reverse Labour's 5 cents a litre additional petrol tax.
Remove distorting carbon taxes and end New Zealand's adherence to the fundamentally flawed Kyoto Protocol

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Jeanette Fitzsimons

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New Zealand Labour Party Hon Michael Cullen

Aligning GST and provisional tax payments to reduce the number of tax payment dates and allowing businesses to base their provisional tax payments on a percentage of their GST turnover
Making New Zealand more attractive to international investment by aligning our tax rules on securities lending more closely with those of other countries
Providing a temporary tax exemption on the foreign income of new migrants and of New Zealanders who have been non-resident for tax purposes for at least ten years and who come here to work
Reduce the fringe benefit valuation rate applying to motor vehicles, raise the minimum value thresholds for unclassified fringe benefits and exempt the private use by employees of work tools where the tool in question costs less than $5000 each
Provide tax relief to 60,000 more working families from April next year

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
Simplify Fringe Benefit Tax
Allow GST on turnovers up to $100,000 to be paid annually
Remove any carbon tax and independently assess our obligations under Kyoto
Ensure that all the tax collected on the roads is spent on the roads

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Aim to reduce corporate taxation, beginning with a 20% tax rate for 'new exports' net income
Remain opposed to any increase in general taxation
Establish a tax ombudsman to investigate taxpayer complaints

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

Zero-rate local body rates for GST
Increase the tax rebate on donations from individuals to charitable organizations from $630 per annum to $6,300 per annum
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
Reduce company tax to 30 cents in the dollar over the next three years

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

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