Capital gains tax: Bogeyman or crucial reform?

Victoria University of Wellington academics Max Rashbrooke and Lisa Marriott explore what a capital gains tax might look like in New Zealand.

Spotlight Lecture Series—Max Rashbrooke and Associate Professor Lisa Marriott

September 2017

Capital gains tax. It’s a topic that comes around every election year, and 2017 is no exception. Sometimes it’s a scaremongering tactic used to warn voters off considering rival parties. Sometimes it’s presented as a serious policy option that can, and should, be implemented. As always, the reality is probably somewhere in the middle.

Victoria University academics Max Rashbrooke (Institute of Governance and Policy Studies) and Lisa Marriott (School of Accounting and Commercial Law) explore what a capital gains tax might look like in New Zealand, and who would win and who would lose from such a reform.

The Victoria University Spotlight Lecture Series is an opportunity to sample the research undertaken by Victoria academics, in bite-sized lunchtime lectures. The Spotlight Series will take place regularly between 12.30–1.15pm in the Wellington CBD.

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