December 8, 2023

Hipkins admits he’s ‘wealthy’, happy to pay more tax

Chris Hipkins spoke to Ryan Bridge.

Chris Hipkins has admitted he’s “wealthy” as Inland Revenue prepares to release a report into how much tax New Zealand’s richest people and families are paying.

But the Prime Minister still refuses to be drawn on what his Labour Party’s tax policy will consist of ahead of the election.

Hipkins said he was always happy to pay the tax governments had asked him to pay.

“I regard myself as wealthy in the sense that when I go to the supermarket, I don’t have to worry about paying the bill when I get to the checkout,” Hipkins told AM’s Ryan Bridge on Wednesday.

“When the previous National Government cut my taxes I didn’t agree with that – I was happy to continue to contribute more.”

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