Important to mention tax credits when discussing the working poor? @JordNZ

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Data extracted on 08 Apr 2017 01:20 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

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So New Zealanders do not pay much income tax @TaxpayersUnion

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Data extracted on 08 Apr 2017 01:20 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat

How much is Working for Families per year?

The last Labour Government so hated tax cuts that it would not call its family tax credit a family tax credit. For those on the minimum wage, it could increase your income by 1/3rd. Oddly enough, because of abatement rates of 22.5% after $36,000, two minimum wage earners do not get much at all.

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Effective marginal tax rates on single and dual earner families in the USA, Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand

Some countries including New Zealand and Australia do not give ordinary families much of an incentive to earn more. Effective marginal tax rates on low income families is one of the few times that the Left discovers supply-side economics.

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Source: Taxing Wages 2015 – OECD 2015.

US, Australian and NZ all-in average personal income tax rates at average wage by family type

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Data extracted on 25 Jan 2016 01:07 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

New Zealand 2000, 2007 and 2014 all-in average personal income tax rates at average wage by family type

In work tax credits for families in Working For Families certainly makes a difference to the after-tax, after government transfers living standards of the family on an average wage.

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Data extracted on 25 Jan 2016 01:07 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat.

@BernieSanders @HillaryClinton working 40 hour on #minimumwage doesn’t leave you in poverty in America