Monthly Archives: October 2008
Penalty Tax For Being Married As High As $15,000October 20, 2008
Media Release 20 Oct 2008 A married couple both working and on low incomes, or a family with a full-time parent are being penalised by up to $15,000 in their household income compared with a...
Marriage Breakdown Costing Taxpayers At Least $1 Billion a YearOctober 20, 2008
In the first research of its kind in NZ, a new report estimates that the fiscal cost to the taxpayer of family breakdown and decreasing marriage rates is at least $1 billion per year and...
$1b tag put on marriage break-upsOctober 11, 2008
NZ Herald Monday Oct 20, 2008 Marriage breakdown could be costing taxpayers $1 billion a year. A new study by the Institute of Economic Research for the Family First lobby group says taxpayers end up...