Get rid of Secondary Tax

Get rid of Secondary Tax

Secondary Tax basically penalises people for having two or more jobs, trying to work hard and get ahead. Most of the people I know who have two or more jobs are low income people who are already struggling to provide for their families. Why should they be further penalised?

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  • Hadley Pettigrew
    commented 2016-11-29 10:30:26 +1300
    For those of you who think Secondary tax penalises you, go to the ird website, signup and file a tax return. If you have been paying secondary tax, it is highly likely the IRD will give you some money back, this could be quite a lot. They have to charge a secondary tax as your second employer won’t know what you earn with your other job, it is a lot better to get money back at the end of the year, than be lumped with a massive tax bill instead.

    Link for your information:
    http://www.ird.govt.nz/online-services/service-name/services-i/online-ir3-2016.html?id=homepage

    PS, don’t sign up to the likes of woohoo tax returns, they are a con, you can do it all online with IRD for the same amount of effort!
  • Jeanette Garnett
    commented 2016-11-28 21:42:41 +1300
    Secondary tax penalises people who are trying to move ahead by taking a second job, especially many women who try to improve their financial position once children no longer need supervision. I have worked with women in an evening phone centre who were working that second job to pay for a child’s private education, a father who had got behind in childcare payments, and I have worked multiple jobs several times myself. When trying to pay off a student loan for example and then I was hit for double repayments of that too. Its a huge disincentive for lower paid workers.
  • Jeanette Garnett
    tagged this with important 2016-11-28 21:42:40 +1300
  • Robert Murray
    commented 2016-11-26 12:54:16 +1300
    I’m reasonably certain that secondary tax doesn’t penalise people – perhaps you could provide an example.
  • Tim O’Donnell
    commented 2016-11-25 15:37:23 +1300
    If you simplify the tax system to a single % and remove all loopholes/exemptions this won’t be needed. We must find a way to collect tax so all pay & all pay the same amount.
  • Tim O’Donnell
    tagged this with essential 2016-11-25 15:37:23 +1300
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    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 14:34:33 +1300
  • Peter Jamieson
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 14:32:28 +1300
  • Hadley Pettigrew
    commented 2016-11-25 14:31:35 +1300
    You can claim back excess tax at the end of the tax year already, secondary tax is at that rate so you don’t have a chance of owing more tax in the new tax year.
  • Hadley Pettigrew
    tagged this with dislike 2016-11-25 14:31:34 +1300
  • Nathan Rattray
    tagged this with interesting 2016-11-25 14:30:09 +1300
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    tagged this with important 2016-11-25 14:30:09 +1300
  • Nathan Rattray
    published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 14:29:52 +1300