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Deborah Russell MP explains how tax policy is implemented

Terry’s guest on the podcast today is Deborah Russell, MP with whom he co-authored Tax and Fairness book.  They dig into how the government and parliament legislate tax policy.  Deborah speaks on tax issues in parliament and explains the different ways that Deborah is on the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee – what do they discuss? […]

The ramifications from the removal of tax depreciation on all buildings

Tax is full of unintended consequences and one such instance is probably critical to Jenée Tibshraeny’s exposé of the problems many bodies corporate of apartment blocks now face. The story begins in January 2010 when the Victoria University of Wellington Tax Working Group (the VUW TWG) released its report. The VUW TWG’s key recommendation was for the personal, trust and […]

Marjan van den Belt, environmental economist, The Week in Tax, Terry Baucher

Marjan van den Belt on environmental taxes

This week Terry discusses environmental taxes and policy with Marjan van den Belt, environmental economist and member of the Tax Working Group. Full Transcript

Don’t end up in court for tax evasion

How not to end up in court defending a $4m tax evasion charge – Investigators from Inland Revenue should not be under-estimated as they are highly skilled, motivated and are looking for pattens e.g. gross profit ratios for similar businesses. Welfare Expert Advisory Group Report released – Up to $5.2 Billion pa needed to overhaul […]

Inland Revenue, Tax Refunds, Automatic tax,

Don’t spend your tax refund!

The Week in Tax – back to normal after the Government’s decision on TWG report? International tax pressure is building to create a Digital Services Tax because OECD’s BEPS initiative is growing consensus. Why you shouldn’t be spending any refund from Inland Revenue that turns up unexpectedly. Unexplained credit balances sometimes are paid to prevent […]

Andrea Black and the Tax Working Group

Andrea joins Terry to talk about what it was like working as the independent advisor to the Tax Working Group.  They discuss whether Inland Revenue is under-resourced; The differences between the 2001, 2008 and 2018 Tax Working Groups as Andrea was involved with all three and whether it was all “worth it”. Episode transcript The […]

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