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Tax is Love panel discussion

tax is love panel nz

Terry Baucher had a great night out when he joined the panel discussion hosted by Bridget Williams Books on the theme of Tax is Love.

Verbal banter and the thrust and parry of live debate was ably chaired by David Hall as he set out to enable the three panelists to discuss their viewpoints.

The company tax conundrum

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Anyone who thinks the Tax Working Group will suggest a cut in company income tax in its interim report due to be released next month is going to be disappointed. Recently released papers prepared for the TWG concluded a cut was “unlikely to be in New Zealand’s best interests.”

The papers also contain some fascinating data about the size and profitability, or otherwise, of various industry sectors. 

Tax Is Love: A Panel Discussion

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub inspired a flurry of think-pieces when he declared in a column for Stuff that ‘tax is love’. In this BWB Winter Series event Shamubeel will be joined by Lisa Marriott, Terry Baucher and chair David Hall to debate the nature of tax: is it love or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

Why a capital gains tax is fairer

Is it fair to tax money earned from a bank deposit, but not from capital gains on a house?

At present, interest from term deposits is taxed, but the capital gain on the sale of an investment property is not. But should this differing treatment exist?

Not according to Inland Revenue. In a policy report, Benefits and drawbacks of a capital gains tax prepared in February 2014 for then Minister of Revenue Todd McClay.