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UF launches interactive website content

Thursday, 11 May 2006

United Future launches interactive website content

United Future has launched new interactive content for its website, including an income splitting tax calculator and a discussion forum.

"This is a bold step for the party and I am delighted to be able to announce two major new additions to the United Future website," United Future leader Peter Dunne said.

"We are also pleased to re-launch our website poll, which this week questions whether pakeha women should try to force changes in Maori protocol.

"This issue has been widely debated over the past few days after an incident at a Social Services select committee meeting at a youth justice facility and I believe it is an excellent issue to re-launch the poll with, " Mr Dunne said.

"United Future has always been a strong proponent of income splitting for tax purposes.

"The Government should acknowledge the contribution of those who have decided to forego a double income to stay at home with their children.

"The income splitting calculator on the website will show New Zealanders how much they could save through this policy."

Income splitting attempts to recognise the costs of raising a family, and in particular, those situations where one parent is either a full-time carer for their children or works part-time.

With income splitting, the income of both parents is combined and then divided equally for tax purposes, which can mean that they pay less tax since it is levied at a lower rate.

"I particularly look forward to the discussion and debate that occurs on the new United Future discussion forum. It is truly exciting to see the United Future website become more interactive, " said Mr Dunne.

The United Future website is found at www.unitedfuture.org.nz.

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