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29/11 solutions to thinking short term. Removing GST from fresh NZ produced whole foods would work in multiple ways to support healthier eating, support local producers and do it in a way that can side step poorly made trade deals. Big supermarket chains are likely to subvert the effort with massive price hikes, bulk buying packaging and all the other tricks that create problems, so licensed suppliers only?

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    • John Gibson
      commented 2016-12-10 20:04:55 +1300
      Every time you add an exemption to a tax, the wide boys arrive with a fleet of trucks to take away the spoils.
    • John Gibson
      tagged this with dislike 2016-12-10 20:04:55 +1300
    • John Rusk
      commented 2016-11-30 21:21:30 +1300
      Agree with Alan’s comment. Simplicity of tax and other business legislation is one of the areas where NZ excels compared to most other countries.
    • John Rusk
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-30 21:21:30 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-29 20:53:48 +1300
      I actually agree with your sentiments, however the NZ implementation of GST in the NZ accounting software has made the admin of GST cheap compared to other countries. So for NZ this is an interesting but unfortunately expensive suggestion. You would see billions in Information tech costs to implement a product based GST in NZ.
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 20:53:47 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-29 18:23:24 +1300
      Very hard to implement & costly to govern
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with dislike 2016-11-29 18:23:24 +1300
    • Jerry Cerveny
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 18:14:20 +1300
    • David Johnston
      commented 2016-11-29 15:27:19 +1300
      Removing GST from fresh fruit and veges would amount to a saving of only a few dollars per household per week. It’s one of those ‘feel good’ policies that doesn’t actually have much impact. A sugar tax (from which fresh fruit would be exempt) and corresponding reduction in GSTwould have a far greater reaching impact on consumer behavior.
    • Jeanette Garnett
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-29 13:44:59 +1300
    • Jeanette Garnett
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-29 13:43:37 +1300