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Individual income tax
Tāke moni whiwhi mō te takitahi

Why do we pay tax?

New Zealand's laws require people and organisations to pay tax. We collect taxes on behalf of the government, who use the money to benefit the New Zealand community. If people don't pay their fair share, everyone misses out.

This means that important public services such as education, hospitals and healthcare, roads and welfare could be underfunded. Almost all New Zealanders make a contribution to these services through the taxes we're required to pay.

A graph showing how the Government allocates funding