Story: Taxes

Where taxes go

Where taxes go

Taxes gather the revenue that governments spend. This chart shows government spending in the 2008/9 year. Education, health and social security dominated government spending.

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Source: The Treasury, Budget 2008 (last accessed 13 February, 2009)

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Paul Goldsmith, 'Taxes - Tax, ideology and international comparisons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Paul Goldsmith, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 2 Sep 2016