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The Tax Working Group: recommendations coming soon

Published: 30th January 2019

Author: Jess Collett, Norris Ward McKinnon

Published in: Commercial e.Speaking

The Tax Working Group (TWG), established by the government to consider the future of tax in New Zealand, intends publishing its recommendations very soon.

This report will follow the TWG’s September 2018 interim report that considered the possible introduction of a capital gains tax (CGT) in New Zealand. The details of how a CGT would work are yet to be clarified, as there are a number of different options that could be taken on implementation and the design detail of such a tax. It is hoped that the TWG’s report will provide further details.

It is anticipated that, even if the recommendations proposed by the TWG are accepted by the government, the introduction of a CGT is not likely to come into force until after the general election in 2020.
Further information on the Tax Working Group can be found here.

If you would like to talk more about any implications of the TWG’s recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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