Budget 2017: Family income and tax package - by the numbers
Kiwis have a lot of information to digest in this year's Budget, with families getting the most out of this year's pre-election efforts.
Here's the Government's family income and tax package, by the numbers:
WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?
Two of the income tax thresholds will rise. The $14,000 threshold rises to $22,000, the $48,000 threshold rises to $52,000
The Working for Families Family Tax Credit - up for some and down for others.
The Accommodation Supplement increases and more areas will qualify for higher payments.
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
The Government says 1.3m working-age families will get an average of $26 a week.
Anyone earning more than $22,000 a year will get $10.70 a week.
Anyone earning more than $52,000 will get $20.38 more a week.
The higher family tax credit, available to children aged 16-18, will be expanded to cover all children - an increase of $9.25 a week for the first child and $17.75-26.81 a week for each subsequent child.
The accommodation supplement will increase by between $25 a week and $75 a week for a two-person household and between $40 and $80 a week for larger households.
Student allowance recipients in housing stress will get up to $20 more a week in accommodation benefit.
A couple on superannuation will get a $13.12 a week rise next year because of the link to higher wages.
WHEN WILL I GET IT?
From April 1, 2018.
WHO MISSES OUT?
Individuals with no other state help lose the independent earner tax credit, worth up to $10 a week, but will get a boost from the tax changes.
The abatement rate changes for the families tax credit will claw some of the gains back - at 25c in the dollar if you earn over $35,000 (up from 22.5c at $36,350 previously).
A small number - estimated at 200 households - will lose a few dollars a week from the accommodation supplement changes.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Tax changes: $486 in 2017/18, $1.87 billion in 2018/19
Working for families: $97m in 2017/18, $373m in 2018/19
Accommodation supplement: $88m in 2017/18, $361m in 2018/19
Total: $603m in 2017/18, $2.075b in 2018/19