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A Digital Services Tax is proposed

Top news stories this week New Zealand’s Government proposes a digital services tax 450,000 taxpayers receive a surprise – they had not applied the correct prescribed investor rate to their PIE accounts Inland Revenue is feeling the strain Read the Full Transcript

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 is on the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee – what do they discuss? The Loss Ringfencing Bill going through parliament also focuses on getting GST from […]

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 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

Terry’s Tax Roundup – 8 – 15 February 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax Not sure if Andrew King meant to make the argument for taxing homeowners | Property investors: Tax law change poorly considered https://t.co/LTK7XeLl6E The TWG’s interim report wasn’t persuaded about indexation and capital gains. Will be interesting to see if that’s still the view | […]

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Terry’s Tax Roundup – 1 – 7 February 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax More on inflation and thresholds. Worth remembering that in 2005 a similar proposal by then finance minister Sir Michael Cullen was dismissed as “chewing gum tax cuts” | Proposed changes better, but ‘what about the extra billions already paid?’ https://t.co/RqpcPShTk5 Interesting take from Brad […]

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Terry’s Tax Roundup – 23 – 31 January 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax Some valid points raised but I can’t see assets acquired pre-introduction being excluded. Australia did this & it’s widely regarded as a mistake | Accountants call for changes in capital gains tax draft https://t.co/J349NQw5VF Will be interesting to see what the TWG says on […]

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Terry’s Tax Roundup – 8 – 15 January 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax Abrupt changes of tax policy to shut down perceived abuses are a fact of life, but if a landlord is continuously running at losses how is that sustainable? | Leicester Gouwland: Another blow for residential landlords https://t.co/GSfHK5FaHF Broadly what I had expected to see, […]

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Terry’s Tax Roundup – 16 – 22 December 2018

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax My last column of the year for http://interest.co.nz  looks at the TWG’s interim conclusions on taxing capital https://t.co/f7p46SGSEg Fair point on inflation: the alternative would be to adopt the risk-free rate of return. Not sure the Taxpayers’ Union base would like that | Capital […]

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