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People struggling to resell concert tickets due to scammers

Reselling concert tickets is now a challenging problem due to scammers. Some people are struggling to sell tickets to Wellington's Eminem concert at the Westpac Stadium. Eric Crampton discusses the issue with Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB and he shares his advice for those hunting around for tickets on the resale market. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Early editiion - Newstalk ZB
27 February, 2019
Taranaki

No time is money

As if to squeeze the most out of the short parliamentary term, the Government has been busy with a flurry of initiatives. Such a hurry can be costly. Of all the Government’s decisions, the oil and gas exploration ban was the most surprising. With no prior consultation, it announced the decision in April 2018 to show resolve on climate change. Almost a year later, an NZIER study reveals the staggering costs of this ad hoc decision. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Insights Newsletter
22 February, 2019
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Much pain and little gain of a broad CGT

The Tax Working Group released this week its much-anticipated “Future of Tax” report, which recommends introducing a broad-based taxation of capital gains at full income rates. As proposed, the 33% headline rate would be one of the highest among industrialised economies. And given New Zealand’s recognisably low income tax thresholds by international standards, a new CGT would disproportionally hit middle-income earners already struggling to invest for retirement. Read more

Dr Patrick Carvalho
Insights Newsletter
22 February, 2019

Media release: Tax Working Group’s proposed rate of capital gains tax one of the most penal in the world

Wellington (21 February 2019): The Tax Working Group’s report released today proposes a broad-based top rate of 33% capital gains tax (CGT). The New Zealand Initiative argues in a new policy note, The Pitfalls of CGT, that headline rate would immediately push New Zealand to the top of the international CGT rankings among industrialised economies, just behind Denmark and Finland. “The proposal is conspicuous by a lack of exemptions and concessions around business investment, so a full rate would arguably... Read more

Media release
21 February, 2019
NZcoins

Patrick Carvalho discusses CGT

The Tax Working Group’s report proposes a broad-based top rate of 33% capital gains tax (CGT). Patrick Carvalho explains to Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB why fully taxing capital gains would likely have undesirable effects on productivity, investment and growth, and impose significant compliance costs. Read more

Dr Patrick Carvalho
Larry Williams Drive - Newstalk ZB
21 February, 2019
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Share the data

Only the officials at Inland Revenue know why they commissioned a poll on Kiwis’ attitudes to tax that included questions about the respondents’ general political orientation. Releasing the polling data should be part of fixing any perceived problems. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Insights Newsletter
15 February, 2019

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