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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 […]

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