Proponents are saying it is long overdue and sceptics are calling it the fifth wheel, one thing is for sure: capital gains tax has been on everyone's lips.
Having studied capital gains tax in other jurisdictions and drawing on his extensive experience in the New Zealand taxation system, Ernst & Young Tax Partner, Aaron Quintal, gives an in-depth presentation on what exactly is a capital gains tax and its real consequences. Mr Quintal's presentation will go beyond the mainstream rhetorics of pitting the pro- camp against the anti- and examine the essential question: Is capital gains tax the silver bullet to housing affordability?
Specific talking points will include:
1. Broad overview of a capital gains tax and its likely form in New Zealand;
2. Projected effects a capital gains tax has on the New Zealand economy;
3. Comparison with the current income tax regime: whether a capital gains tax is necessary or redundant;
4. Specific implications a capital gains tax will have on property investors;
5. How will property prices be affected;
6. Will a capital gains tax ultimately be detrimental to investors and renters?
Addressing the key taxation and affordability issues facing New Zealanders, this presentation will conclude with a challenge to you - to cast a more informed and confident vote on the 20th. See you there.
Aaron Quintal is a tax partner at Ernst & Young. Mr Quintal began his career as a tax policy analyst with the Treasury and is still involved in assisting clients in tax policy matters. He advises on a wide range of multi-national and local tax issues.
This talk is proudly brought to you by the Auckland Property Investors' Association, New Zealand's leading non-profit property educator empowering investors and landlords with independent and in-depth industry knowledge.
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