So how many New Zealand households are on the mooch? Answer, just in: More than 40 percent of them. Nearly half!
The fact is that hordes of Kiwis pay no net tax at all. Maybe yours?
- 3 per cent of households pay 24 per cent of all income tax.
- Meanwhile 40 per cent of households pay less tax than they receive in cash benefits.
- Thousands more are neutral contributors, or are close to it.
Nice for some.
Do you think it is possibly sustainable?
[Cartoon by Nick Kim]