The problem is our system of tax credits, Working for Families, doesn't do much for the very worst-off.
Whoever's in charge after the September election is going to have to make some incredibly tough decisions.
The National Party has been running ads associating Labour with the Greens' tax policy.
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"We will announce our policy in the future."
National's plan to close the gap between rich and poor is to "create an economy that creates jobs".
Winston Peters has described the policy as "nuts".
But benefits do need to go up, Duncan Garner says.
An anti-poverty group has welcomed the Greens' ambitious plan to reform the tax and welfare systems.
"Rather than celebrating Kiwis doing well, the Greens seem to want to punish them."
They're proposing every Kiwi has at least $325 a week to live on, paid for by the Govt if they can't earn it elsewhere.
"Loneliness and the negative impacts of social isolation have a huge impact on society."
"They're going to try to sneak everything through the door."
"We've got the potential to get out there and sell what's called 'Sanctuary New Zealand'."
The National Government raised petrol excise six times.
"The Labour Party's tax policy will be released before the election".
The Government is being urged to use the COVID-19 response as a chance to reform the tax system.
He said more needs to be done to get "New Zealand working again".
New Zealand's tax and welfare system has been "laid bare" by COVID-19, it says - and it's time for a shake-up.
He's proposing an $8 billion GST cash refund plan.
A new report says if the regime is well-designed, it could wipe out the black market.
Some Kiwis thought they were being deprived of much-needed tax refunds.
"The decision to accept this subsidy was not as simple for us as for most organisations."
Tax cuts, however, are most certainly on the cards.
And that's believed to be an underestimate.
What the tax rate for someone on the median wage really is.
Cameron Bagrie supports income threshold for top tax rate to be raised.
"It was quite clear today that National has no new ideas."
The Opposition leader was asked why he won't confirm if tax cuts are on National's agenda.
Under current law they could end up with a hefty bill.