Michael Cullen's Tax Working Group has warned of unsustainable deficits without tax reform. He says an ageing population and the gig economy will blow out pension and health costs and cut tax revenues. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Tax Working Group has released its Future of Tax background paper, which will guide submissions to the group. The paper is divided into seven sections and considers everything from the current state of the tax system, the challenges it faces in the future, and what might be done moving forward.
In today's email we note the release of the first report from the Tax Working Group, and covered the latest news in the political economy.
The Government's Tax Working Group is gearing up to take submissions on how to improve the structure and fairness of the tax system, and today it releases a backgrounder on the challenges facing the current system. Thomas Coughlan looks at what it might contain.
In this morning's email we look in detail at the new Tax Working Group and the parameters the Government has set for it.
Bernard Hickey looks through the terms of reference for the new Tax Working Group and sees the potential for a tax switch where a new land tax helps pay for tax breaks for pensions.
The Government’s new tax working group chaired by former Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen is not an attempt to “grab revenue”, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.
In today's email we looked at the Prime Minister's comments on big land sales before the Overseas Investment Office, the challenges facing the implementation of the new digital curriculum in schools, and the latest in politics and the economy.