Michael Cullen

24 Dec 18, 7:02am
Gareth Vaughan details the two reports, the consultation process and the chart he'll be keeping a close eye on in 2019
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26 Nov 18, 1:30pm
Simon Bridges: National won't introduce new taxes in its first term if elected into government, and will reverse any laws passed introducing a potential Capital Gains Tax
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19 Nov 18, 10:28am
Chris Trotter says National's apparent decline in the polls may be bad news for those relying on tax-free capital gains to maintain their social status
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25 Oct 18, 10:42am
Michael Littlewood argues Tax Working Group members must ask themselves whether KiwiSaver has lifted NZ's overall savings & if its tax subsidies are worth it
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14 Oct 18, 9:16am
The NZ Super Fund, eyeing Auckland's proposed light rail network, wants a nationally significant infrastructure regime to 'level the playing field' for mobile international capital
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24 Sep 18, 2:22pm
Chairman Michael Cullen says the Tax Working Group will be as detailed as possible to combat political attacks through 'mischief by misrepresentation'
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24 Sep 18, 9:39am
Although intertwined with the issue of capital gains, finding a fairer treatment for retirement savings is arguably the most important objective for the TWG, says Terry Baucher
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22 Sep 18, 5:00am
Tax Working Group Chairman Michael Cullen on taxing capital gains, environmental taxes, incentives for retirement savings & applying GST to financial services
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20 Sep 18, 3:36pm
Tax Working Group considers 'vacant land' and 'empty home' taxes as a way of increasing housing supply and affordability
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20 Sep 18, 11:46am
The Tax Working Group's interim report shows taxation of income from capital is ripe for reform & environmental taxation is central to the agenda, EY's David Snell says
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20 Sep 18, 11:13am
Tax Working Group interim report says work on capital income 'not yet complete' but gives two options; group is not recommending either wealth taxes or land taxes
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15 Sep 18, 8:27am
The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the GFC and all that it spawned, from sub-prime mortgages to Donald Trump. Plus reminiscing with 2 Kiwis who had front row seats
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14 Aug 18, 2:30pm
Kerry McDonald details why he believes New Zealand must hold a Royal Commission into the policy failures of successive governments since the Millennium
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15 Mar 18, 8:06am
EY's David Snell says the Government’s Tax Working Group asks some great questions, but misses others
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14 Mar 18, 12:20pm
The Tax Working Group's paper calling for submissions explicitly seeks views on whether there could be items exempt from GST in order to benefit low income people
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9 Mar 18, 7:33am
Tax Working Group chairman Michael Cullen is signalling environmental taxes are on the agenda. EY’s David Snell welcomes this and says it could be a way to change people's behaviour
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6 Mar 18, 5:02am
The Government's Tax Working Group looks unlikely to recommend a corporate tax cut but suggests it might be time to look at a new environmental tax
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20 Dec 17, 4:24pm
Govt's Tax Working Group features 11 members including Auckland University's Craig Elliffe, Business NZ's Kirk Hope & ex-IRD Deputy Commissioner Robin Oliver
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24 Nov 17, 11:49am
The Tax Working Group may yet surprise us, but its brief appears to be a disappointingly shallow and obvious one aimed at achieving narrowly-defined outcomes
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23 Nov 17, 11:14am
Government releases details of Tax Working Group; reiterates commitment to 'fair and progressive tax system''; Joyce says it's an 18-month-long rubber stamp for a Capital Gains Tax
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