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2019 Tax Policy Scholarship Competition finalists 1200 630 Lee Stace

2019 Tax Policy Scholarship Competition finalists

A negative income tax coupled with a flat tax rate for individuals and the creation of a trusted taxpayer regime. These are among the ideas judges will hear as part of the Tax Policy Scholarship Competition. A tax on biogenic methane emissions and freshwater as well as reforming the R&D tax credit regime are the…

Future of Tax Symposium: Most of TWG supports capital gains tax 1200 800 Lee Stace

Future of Tax Symposium: Most of TWG supports capital gains tax

Sir Michael Cullen revealed at an event organised by the Tax Policy Charitable Trust that the majority of the Tax Working Group (TWG) supports taxation on capital income. However, where the group had yet to reach a consensus was mainly around some aspects of how it should be done rather than whether it should be…

OECD’s David Bradbury meets with IRD, Treasury 620 349 Lee Stace

OECD’s David Bradbury meets with IRD, Treasury

The Tax Policy Scholarship Charitable Trust recently sponsored the visit by an OECD official who met with government officials to discuss the direction of tax policy changes around the world and how New Zealand might respond to these. David Bradbury, head of the tax policy and statistics division for the Centre of Tax Policy and…

Matt Woolley and Talia Smart named joint winners of tax comp. 510 307 Lee Stace

Matt Woolley and Talia Smart named joint winners of tax comp.

Treasury’s Matt Woolley and Talia Smart from Inland Revenue (IRD) are the co-winners of tax policy competition run by the Tax Policy Scholarship Charitable Trust (TPSCT). The pair impressed the heavyweight judging panel while presenting their respective proposals at Wellington’s Victoria University, receiving $7000 each for their efforts. Woolley discussed a fully integrated tax system…

Minister of Revenue announces tax policy competition finalists 510 300 Taxpolicy

Minister of Revenue announces tax policy competition finalists

Minister of Revenue Judith Collins was on hand to announce the finalists for this year’s Tax Policy Competition. They are Talia Smart and Nicholas Coyle (both from Inland Revenue), Treasury’s Matt Woolley, and PwC’s Chris Park. The finalists for the competition, which has been organised by the Tax Policy Scholarship Charitable Trust (TPSCT), were announced…

Joel Slemrod talks weird taxes of the past 422 300 Taxpolicy

Joel Slemrod talks weird taxes of the past

Taxes on beards, bachelors, wigs and windows. As outlandish as these might sound, these taxes did exist at one point and were discussed recently by Robin Oliver Tax Policy Scholarships visiting lecturer and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Joel Slemrod at a luncheon with…

Young tax guns to talk alternatives to CGT, GST on imports 453 300 Taxpolicy

Young tax guns to talk alternatives to CGT, GST on imports

Taxation of houses under a capital gains tax (CGT) and GST on imports are among the ideas four young tax professionals will showcase to respected tax leaders in Wellington in October. Auckland trio Jeremy Beckham, Matthew Griffin and Peter North along with Wellington’s Caleb McConnell submitted proposals which outlined a significant reform of the New…

Young tax professionals submit future policy ideas 549 300 Taxpolicy

Young tax professionals submit future policy ideas

Fourteen young New Zealand tax professionals have submitted proposals showcasing new ideas in tax policy and administration as part of a competition organised by the Tax Policy Scholarships Charitable Trust (TPSCT). A heavyweight judging panel comprising former Inland Revenue Deputy Commissioner Robin Oliver, TPSCT and former PricewaterhouseCoopers Chair John Shewan, former Secretary of Treasury John…

Industry heavyweights to judge young tax professionals’ ideas 549 300 Taxpolicy

Industry heavyweights to judge young tax professionals’ ideas

Four young tax professionals will present and debate their ideas for the future state of the tax system with respected industry figures in Wellington in October – and come away with an inflated bank balance. The Tax Policy Scholarships Charitable Trust (TPSCT) is running a competition for young tax professionals working in the public and…