The tax trifecta

  • 13/09/2017

National's been trying to get farmers onside, rallying against Labour's proposed water tax.

Dairy New Zealand has crunched the numbers and says Labour's proposed water use tax would add around $45,000 to each irrigating farm.

Labour's potential coalition partner the Greens, would add more than $11,000 per farm with its Nitrogen Pollution Tax, while its proposed carbon tax could add nearly $7000 to each farm.

All up, the three taxes could cost an average of $18,000 dollars a year per farm - or $63,000 a year for farmers that irrigate water.

Dairy New Zealand CEO Tim Mackle spoke to Duncan Garner. 

Watch the video for the full interview.

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