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ACC levies to rise?

ACC levies to rise?

This October 2009 cartoon plays on the fact that at the time the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) minister Nick Smith was trying to get legislation through Parliament which would have resulted in raised ACC levies. ACC levies are a form of tax paid by employers, the self-employed, workers and motor vehicle owners to cover the costs of compensation for accidents. The ACC is a category of Crown entity called a Crown agent, which is an individual statutory body.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0012586
Cartoon by Alistair Nisbet

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Rob Laking, 'Crown entities - What are Crown entities?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/32643/acc-levies-to-rise (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Rob Laking, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 30 Jun 2015