It might be satire but it rings true for Labour’s tax plans

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The Civilian mocks Labour’s tax working group:

Labour’s finance spokesperson says the party has been “very clear” on how they’ll prospectively think about introducing various kinds of potential taxes at an undetermined point in the future.

In an effort to help reassure voters about its tax plans, Labour has introduced a new tax calculator on its website that will help to clarify what New Zealanders will pay if it wins the election on September 23rd.

The calculator lets you put in your income and assets, or those of your whole family, if you wish. You then click a button labelled “calculate”, which will form a working group that will deliberate for two years on what you should pay.

Providing your email and home address will allow the working group to get back to you with a full report in 18-24 months.

Kiwis are loving the new tool.

Kirsty Jordan, of Wellington, said it gave her excellent peace of mind to know that “something is happening.”

“I have no idea what’s happening,” she said. “But something is.”

If you choose to use an advanced version of the tool, Labour even lets you build your very own working group, selecting experts from a range of fields to produce just the right long-term professional tax advice for you.

National, for their part, are said to be working on their own tax calculator, which lets you put in your income, and tells you how much more you’ll make if you get a better job.

 It might be satire but gee it does sound like Labour’s real tax plan.
-The Civilian

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