Rentals are not undertaxed In the Friday, 29 March Herald, Dominick Stephens said "property is more lightly taxed than other forms of investment". He quoted a Treasury and Inland Revenue report to back up his claim. That report was also used by the Tax Working Group. However economist Bevan Wallace found serious errors in the report and showed that the conclusion that rental property is undertaxed was wrong. 01-04-2019 more >>
The correct facts about tax and rental properties Westpac Economist, Dominick Stephens, says that property is more lightly taxed in NZ compared to other assets. He quotes a Tax Working Group study to make this claim. However financial consultants Morgan Wallace found large errors in the Groupâ€™s study and concluded that rental property is actually taxed more than other assets. 19-06-2018 more >>
Capital gains tax aimed at speculators "The NZ Property Investors Federation is comfortable with the Prime Minister's announcement of a capital gains tax on property sold within two years," says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors' Federation. 17-05-2015 more >>
POLITICAL & REGULATORY REPORT for December 2009 RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AMENDMENT BILL - 2nd reading commenced.
The Government commenced the second reading debate of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill on 8 December. This process basically means that Parliament is asked to adopt the bill as reported back, with amendments from the Social Services Select committee. 11-01-2010 more >>
Taxing matters Calls for a capital gains tax are gaining momentum, but unfortunately the capital gains debate thus far has been tainted with misinformation and a lack of clarity as to what a capital gains tax would hope to achieve. Frank Newman, who is a writer on investment and a part-time lecturer at Massey University, gives his views. 22-09-2009 more >>