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One week left to have your say on the future of tax

23 April 2018

One week left to have your say on the future of tax

New Zealanders have a week left to submit their ideas on the future of tax.

The Tax Working Group’s public consultation closes on Monday 30 April after eight weeks of gathering thoughts on the structure, balance and fairness of the tax system.

The public’s feedback will be used to influence an interim report to Ministers due in September. A final report of recommendations is due in February 2019.

Group Chair Sir Michael Cullen says the response to this consultation so far has been excellent.

“There has been a steady flow of people visiting the website and going through the information.

“The quick polls have been popular with more than 10,000 responses so far and it’s encouraging that a good proportion of those votes have been followed up with a submission.”

Sir Michael says it’s important that anyone with a strong opinion on the future of tax takes the time to make a submission.

“No decisions have been made and the Group has a great deal of work to do before coming up with any recommendations.

“It’s rare to have an opportunity to influence the future of tax so I would encourage anyone who has been thinking about making a submission to get on to the website and have their say before the window closes.

“All New Zealanders have a stake in the design of a future tax system so it’s important that we hear as many different perspectives as possible.”


Making a submission is easy at https://taxworkinggroup.govt.nz. Submissions close on Monday 30 April.

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