Articles tagged Land Tax

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Just eight days before the election, Labour has moved to neutralise National's claims about its tax plans by pledging not to introduce any changes in its first term that are recommended by its Tax Working Group. National promises to carve Landcorp up into tiny pieces for young farmers to win in balloted lease-to-buy schemes. Meanwhile, Labour maintains its four percentage point lead in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. Bernard Hickey reports from the campaign trail.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekly column in which I point out a 1% land tax on all property owners would now allow a 5.5% cut in personal tax rates or a 10% GST rate.