The future of tax in New Zealand: public symposium

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Victoria University of Wellington

The Tax Policy Scholarship Charitable Trust, in association with the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington, invites your thoughts and questions on the major tax reform options under consideration. This symposium is a great opportunity to provide feedback to the Government and the Tax Working Group on the options and issues set out in the interim report.

  • Should New Zealand tax capital gains? Would it make the system fairer and what would the effect be on you, your business and your savings?
  • How can the broader tax system be improved?
  • Are taxes an effective way of tackling environmental challenges?
  • What strategies and recommendations are missing from the TWG’s interim report?

Speakers & topics

The symposium will open with a presentation from Sir Michael Cullen, followed by members of the Tax Working Group and analysis from business, community and economic commentators. Chaired by tax commentator John Shewan, the day will involve interactive sessions with opportunity for discussion and Q&A. Topics will include: Capital gains tax; Tax & inequality; Business tax & productivity; Environmental & behavioural taxes; Tax & the New Zealand economy. See the programme below.

Dr Graham Scott, Commissioner at the Productivity Commission will be presenting from 4.15-4.45pm on Tax and the New Zealand Economy.

Find out more and register here.