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Budget 2017 Home Page 2016 Tax Expenditure Statement - Budget 2017

Introduction

The purpose of this statement is to provide additional transparency around policy-motivated ‘expenditures' made through the tax system. Tax expenditures take the form of an exemption, allowance, preferential tax rate, deferral or offset that reduce a tax obligation to achieve a specific policy objective.

This voluntary disclosure improves our transparency arrangements by bringing New Zealand's financial reporting closer to OECD best practice standards. This statement is not intended to be a statement of policy effectiveness or desirability.

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