Clear public support for tax reform, shown in the latest 1News Verian poll, shows Aotearoa’s political parties need to think again about positive tax policies.
The poll showed a majority of people surveyed - 52% - supported capital gains being taxed when people sold rental properties.
“This poll demonstrates an appetite for change,” says Fair Tax Coalition chair Glenn Barclay, spokesperson for the Better taxes for a Better Future campaign.
“We encourage both the Government and the opposition parties to rethink their approach to taxation of capital gains and wealth in light of this poll - and the poll back in April that showed a majority favoured wealth taxes.”
That poll, by Newshub-Reid Research, asked if voters would support the Government introducing a wealth tax, and found 53.1% in favour.
“Both these polls indicate voters want positive tax changes, and support our call for a tax system that ensures people who have more to contribute, make that contribution - by gathering more revenue from wealth and gains from wealth,” says Glenn Barclay.
The Better taxes for a Better Future Campaign was launched in June with the support of 18 partner organisations.