Developing the future tax policy of New Zealand

The purpose of the Tax Policy Charitable Trust is to encourage future tax policy leaders and support leading tax policy thinking in Aotearoa.

Tax Policy Scholarship Competition 2024

The 2024 scholarship is designed to foster innovation in NZ’s tax policy. Finalists will be announced on 4 July.

Learn more about the competition, here.

Tax Policy Lecture Programme

In September 2023, we sponsored the visit of Ian Parry, Principal Environmental Fiscal Policy Expert at IMF.  

Find out more about Ian’s lectures, here. 

Recognising past scholarship winners

Congratulations to Vivien Lei, who won 2022’s scholarship with a game-changing idea to fight climate change.  

Read about Vivien’s entry, here.

Latest news

Tax Policy Scholarship puts future tax leaders in the spotlight

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Four innovative young professionals have been selected as finalists in this year’s Tax Policy Scholarship Competition, a biannual prize hosted by the Tax Policy Charitable Trust. The fifth edition of the competition, which supports the development of innovative tax policy…

Emissions expert Ian Parry shares insights with NZ tax leaders 

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New Zealand has been engaged in debate around emissions reduction targets and the policies needed to achieve them. Recently, the Tax Policy Charitable Trust sponsored a visit from Ian Parry, a leading international expert on climate change mitigation strategies, including…

The clock tower building of Auckland University

2022 Robin Oliver Tax Policy Scholarship Winners

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Bold and fresh ideas won the 2022 Robin Oliver Tax Policy Scholarship competition.   The annual scholarship, given by the Tax Policy Charitable Trust (supported by TMNZ) is designed to encourage university students to think critically about tax policy in New…

Guest speaker Dr Deborah Russell and Tax Policy Charitable Trust Scholarship winner, Vivien Lei

Inspirational idea wins Tax Policy Scholarship Competition

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A game-changing idea to fight climate change won this year’s Tax Policy Charitable Trust Scholarship. Each year, the Tax Policy Charitable Trust (supported by TMNZ) awards a scholarship to celebrate the brightest young minds in the industry, and 2022’s submissions…