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Taxing wealth in New Zealand

C. T. Sandford

Taxing wealth in New Zealand

by C. T. Sandford

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Published by Victoria University Press for the Institute of Policy Studies in Wellington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Zealand.
    • Subjects:
    • Wealth tax -- New Zealand.,
    • Gifts -- Taxation -- New Zealand.,
    • Inheritance and transfer tax -- New Zealand.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70).

      StatementCedric Sandford.
      ContributionsVictoria University of Wellington. Institute of Policy Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMLCS 91/02163 (H)
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 76 p. ;
      Number of Pages76
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2107352M
      ISBN 100864731000
      LC Control Number88159074
      OCLC/WorldCa19115537

      Oxfam's New Zealand director, Rachael Le Mesurier says taxing wealth is something we have moved away from, and must return to, if we want New Zealand to be fairer. Taxation of Wealth and Wealth Transfers Wealth tax The chapter does not advocate the introduction of a regular wealth tax. It has been argued in the past that individuals benefit directly from holding wealth (as opposed to just spending it) and that the status and power it brings mean that additional taxation of wealth is appropriate. Even File Size: 1MB.

      Briefing Paper Wealth taxes: problems and practice around the world There has been considerable recent debate, both in the popular press and in more academic circles,1 about the possibility of introducing a wealth tax of some form or another in the UK. But what exactly is a wealth tax, why might such a tax be a good idea in the UK and what are its. This ninth volume of the OECD Tax Policy Studies series reports on trends in the areas of tax revenues, the ‘tax mix’ and the taxation of labour, dividends, and personal and corporate income. It also looks at value added and environmental taxes.

        French economist Thomas Piketty sparked global debate with his proposals around taxing wealth and improving income equality. Piketty's thesis is contained in the bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A new book, The Piketty Phenomenon collects New Zealand responses to Thomas Piketty's argument that inherited wealth will . The book is certain to become a bible for inside-the-beltway readers, but it should be read by a very wide audience. The book changed the way I think about the politics of the estate tax debate. In fact, the book has changed my views about the politics of a number of related issues."—Joe Bankman, Stanford University School of Law.


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Taxing wealth in New Zealand by C. T. Sandford Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Taxing wealth in New Zealand. [Cedric Sandford; Victoria University of Wellington. Institute of Policy Studies.] -- Study on New. Taxing the wealthy is a hot issue among Democratic candidates for president. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is proposing an annual wealth tax on the richest households, while other candidates are.

A wealth tax (also called a capital tax or equity tax) is a tax on an entity's holdings of includes the total value of personal assets, including cash, bank deposits, real estate, assets in insurance and pension plans, ownership of unincorporated businesses, financial securities, and personal trusts (an on-off levy on wealth is a capital levy).

Book Description. This book, first published inpresents an analysis of the taxes levied on wealth or capital – death duties, annual wealth taxes and capital gains taxes. It provides a comprehensive study of these taxes, and recommends a series of measures, including the replacement of certain taxes, that would promote equality.

Rashbrooke says wealthiest 1%, ab adults in NZ, have average wealth of $ million each Wealthiest 10% of New Zealanders own half of all the assets, while half of the country has just 4. Today on The Nation, Gareth released a new report which reviews the taxation of wealth and property around the world.

You can watch the interview here. Currently in NZ half the top wealthiest people don’t pay the top rate of income tax, and loopholes around the treatment of income from owned assets is a big driver of that.

taxation of capital income and wealth impact on wealth distribution and inequality will also be discussed in chapter 3. In addition, some commentators have indicated that New Zealand has a low level of savings, particularly private savings as public savings is high.

New Zealand. Rising inequality in New Zealand is most evident when measured by net worth, rather than income. Although there is a paucity of data about net worth, what information there is suggests some of New Zealand’s most wealthy people, persistently and consistently, have relatively modest taxable incomes.

So it’s wealth (net worth) we should be. Goods and services tax (GST) is an indirect tax introduced in New Zealand in This represented a major change in New Zealand taxation policy as until this point almost all revenue had been raised via direct taxes.

GST makes up 24% of the New Zealand Government's core revenue as of After the Second World War, distribution of personal income in New Zealand became increasingly more equal. But from the mids income became less equally distributed.

In almost half of New Zealand’s wealth was owned by the richest 10% of households. This article takes advantage of the popularity of Capital to consider inequality in New Zealand and the potential for taxing wealth as Piketty prescribes.

The article is structured as follows: an overview of Capital is first given and issues of inequality in New Zealand are sketched. A review of local commentaries on Capital is also provided.

The broader context is that New Zealand is notable for government's heavy reliance on personal income tax. At per cent of gross domestic product, it is the fifth highest in the OECD, where Author: Brian Fallow. Susan Guthrie, co-author of the book The Big Kahuna, has argued for tax and wealth reform to redistribute wealth.

She said a lot can be done in New Zealand, including a comprehensive capital tax that would sit alongside income tax. The annual report analysing global wealth shows New Zealand adult wealth grew by per cent in the year to Marchand total household wealth by.

A type of wealth transfer tax in which the recipient, rather than the donor’s estate, is taxed. An inheritance tax applies to the gifts and bequests a taxpayer receives.

Unlike estate and gift taxes, a progressive inheritance tax gives donors an incentive to spread their wealth more broadly. Author of Administrative and compliance costs of taxation, Taxation, Taxing wealth in New Zealand, Costs and benefits of VAT, Case studies in economics, Taxing personal wealth, Social economics, Taxation and social policy.

Author Max Rushbrooke says taxing wealth is the best way to beat growing inequality in New Zealand. Speaking on TV3's The Nation, Rashbrooke delved into the details of his latest book, Wealth and. Taxing Capital Gains: A Comparative Analysis and Lessons for New Zealand T able 2: Forms of Capital/Wealth T axation in OECD Member Countries, 75 Country Personal Net.

The process of creating a net wealth tax in South Africa should ideally begin with a simple form of an annual net wealth tax. We would suggest that the net wealth tax rate should initially be at a Author: Ingrid Woolard. The new tax reform bill has led to an intense debate over whether it would help or hurt the reform in general raises critical issues about Author: Mathew Schmalz.

Wealth and New Zealand opens a new front in the inequality debate by looking at who owns what in this country, and how unequally that is divided.

The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in   A wealth tax – like the old window taxes, levied because it was too hard to assess people’s income – is a sign of failure: we can’t raise enough by .Drawing from a wealth of different country experiences, Taxing the Rich will appeal to a wide range of readers in economics and political science and inform current policy debates."—Timothy Besley, London School of Economics "This is a fascinating book.