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Govt won’t prioritise any Tax Working Group environmental tax proposals

So, no Capital Gains Tax to rule them all, not even a wafer-thin mint partial extension of the existing bright-line test to cover all residential investment property/holiday homes.  I’m almost certainly not the only one who didn’t see that coming. The other big surprise for me is the decision to not prioritise any new environmental […]

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18 April 2019 Podcast

The Government announces its decision not to introduce a Capital Gains Tax in this parliament.  Terry runs through the TWG proposals and the implications for New Zealand. 11 recommendations are likely to be implemented by the Inland Revenue. Others such as Environmental, Water and Maori related taxes are not. My articles on the topic published elsewhere: […]

The other tax recommendations the government ignored

Perhaps the Tax Working Group was fatally compromised from the outset when the taxation of the family home was excluded from its terms of reference. My view is that too often proponents of a capital gains tax default to arguing the difficulties and are therefore on the back foot from the outset. Even so, the decision to […]

Will there will be one Capital Gains Tax to rule them all?

In case you’ve not heard, the big news this week is the start of the final season of Game of Thrones.  Oh yes, we also should hear which of the Tax Working Group’s recommendations the Government proposes to implement. Judging from media commentary over the past few weeks “Winter is coming” would not inspire as […]

Tax podcast, Terry Baucher

12 April 2019 Podcast

Terry Baucher summarises the top 3 stories from this week in tax. The Brightline Test and professional advice The Te Ao Māori capital gains tax case It’s tax filing season The case discussed is GG & GE Blackburn Trustee Ltd v Crowe Horwath (NZ) Ltd [2018] NZHC 366 HC Auckland, 8 March 2018. (There’s a […]

Tax podcast, Terry Baucher

5 April 2019 Podcast

Terry Baucher summarises the top 3 stories from this week in tax. Criticisms of TWG proposals on CGT Finance and Expenditure committee hear submissions about online GST and loss ringfencing It’s terminal tax time Podcast Transcript Kia ora! It’s Friday, the 5th of April. Welcome to The Week in Tax! I’m Terry Baucher, a long-time […]

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