GST one of lowest in OECD

Susie Nordqvist in the Herald reports:

New Zealand has one of the lowest goods and services tax rates in the OECD, despite households being charged at a higher rate than before.

Tax accountants KPMG said even at 15 per cent New Zealand has the fourth lowest rate in the OECD and contrary to global rates, corporate tax rates were trending down. …

KPMG New Zealand’s GST partner Peter Scott said unlike any other country in the world, the recent increase in GST was matched by personal tax rate reductions.

But didn’t Labour say the reason they want to exempt fruit and veges was because our GST is one of the highest in the world? That wasn’t a populist porkie was it?

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