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GST on RatesWill you campaign for parliament to remove GST on Rates?

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GST on rates is a rip-off
Press Release: United Future NZ Party 20 July 2004


Rates inquiry misses chance on GST, say politicians
NZ Herald 30 August 2007

John Banks
  No
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Len Brown
  No
I understand the concern of many people about paying GST on rates, but this is a decision for government. I am focused on keeping rate increases as low as possible (we have kept rate increases close to inflation and achieved a zero percent water rates increase in my council) and finding other funding mechanisms for delivering the infrastructural projects and services our region needs.
Andrew Williams
  Yes
Yes, I have always thought GST on rates is a tax on a tax and the Government should not charge councils/ratepayers GST. And if Government can't take off the GST, because they say it is too difficult, then they should refund the GST to councils to offset infrastructure costs of building the nation and in turn reducing the burden on ratepayers.
Colin Craig
  Yes
Yes in principle i.e. "a tax on a tax" seems odd however I recognise that the simplicity and near total coverage of the current GST system is often commended and the likelihood of a change is not high.
Simon Prast
  Maybe
A tax on a tax seems the definition of unfairness and a gratuitous, rather cynical revenue stream. I be very keen to know more about how this can be addressed.
Key
Yes
Maybe – and open to the idea
Not Sure – but open to the idea
Maybe
Not Sure
No

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