Our Team Auckland Central | Tuariki Delamere Banks Peninsula | Ben Atkinson Bay of Plenty | Chris Jenkins Coromandel | Rob Hunter Dunedin | Ben Peters Epsom | Adriana Christie Hamilton East | Naomi Pocock Hamilton West | Hayden Cargo Hutt South | Ben Wylie-van Eerd Mount Albert | Cameron Lord Nelson | Mathew Pottinger New Plymouth | Dan Thurston-Crow North Shore | Shai Navot Northland | Helen Jeremiah Ōhāriu | Jessica Hammond Rongotai | Geoff Simmons Southland | Joel Rowlands Tauranga | Andrew Caie Te Atatū | Brendon Monk Wellington Central | Abe Gray Whangārei | Ciara Swords
- News & Events
16. Why do you want to tax the family home?
We’re not. We’re taxing the income you receive from providing that roof to the occupants each year.
If you are an owner-occupier you just happen to be the occupant as well as the landlord. That is no reason for tax not to be paid on the transaction.
The benefit you receive each year from owning the house is every bit as real that you receive from owning a bank deposit or from rent paid by a tenant. Why should you be tax exempt when tenants have to pay rent from their income
after tax and their landlord pay tax on that income received?
Was this helpful?