English ‘scaremongering’ over inheritance tax – Ardern – MSN

English ‘scaremongering’ over inheritance tax – Ardern – MSN

Jacinda Ardern has refuted National leader Bill English’s suggestions Labour is looking at an inheritance tax – and says any attempt to say so is “scaremongering”.

Labour has been heavily quizzed on its tax policy – with Ms Ardern bearing the brunt over her insistence that she will wait on the findings of a working group before announcing detailed tax plans.

But she told The AM Show on Tuesday morning an inheritance tax was not an option for a Labour-led Government.

“I have heard the Prime Minister scaremongering around inheritance tax,” she said.

“Inheritance tax is not what we’re trying to do here. That’s not what we’re looking at – that’s off.”