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Impact of Repairing Leaky Homes on GST Information Release

Page updated 26 Mar 2010

The Treasury has released a report it prepared for the Minister of Finance in December 2009 on whether the government would receive a large GST windfall from the additional spending on repairs for leaky homes.

The report indicates, in short, expenditure on repairing leaky homes is likely to have no impact on overall GST receipts.  GST is a broad based tax and the money the government, councils and homeowners spend on repairing leaky homes would otherwise be spent on other goods and services elsewhere in the economy.  These goods and services would also be subject to GST so there is unlikely to be any net increase in GST.

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