NZers could work 'week longer' to pay off taxes in 2007
5:08PM Monday April 30, 2007



New Zealanders could be working as much as a week longer to pay off all their taxes this year than they did in 2006.

Independent accounting firm Staples Rodway today said early research indicated the average New Zealander's so-called Tax Freedom Day 2007 was likely to be even later than June 1, when it fell last year.

It could potentially be up to a week later than last year and two weeks later than 2005, Staples Rodway tax director Roger Thompson said.

His figures are different to those published by the Business Roundtable which labelled today Tax Freedom Day, three days later than it fell in 2006.

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