Those of us who have a second or even third job, can rest easier – if they get out and vote for Labour / Greens / NZ First.
“Labour will scrap secondary income tax, if it leads the next government.
Labour leader David Cunliffe says the secondary tax regime makes life difficult for low paid workers who are having to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.
Extra jobs are taxed at a higher rate, and while people can claim a tax refund for the money they are owed, many fail to do this and miss out entirely.
Mr Cunliffe says abolishing secondary tax will mean people working multiple jobs will have access to that money when they need it.
“That will be much easier for people who are casualised and working more than one job,” he told reporters in south Auckland on Saturday.
As part of the overhaul of IRD’s computer system, Labour will require there to be a mechanism that will allow people to pay the correct amount of tax as they earn it.
Mr Cunliffe hopes that could be implemented within five years, but until it is up and running, Labour will bring in an interim system of special tax codes.”