EY - Tax Watch: Edition 5, 2014

Edition 5, August 2014

Welcome to Tax Watch

Tax Watch: Election special

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Tax policy is in the news. This special election issue of Tax Watch sets out what you need to know.

Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) could be one of the defining issues for Election 2014. Labour and the Green Party support CGT while National holds firm against it.

We’ve summarised what we know about all the tax policies released by National, Labour and the Greens as at 15 August 2014. If a policy is not yet released, if we find it unclear or if statements conflict, we’ve kept silent.

You’ll see more references to Labour than to National or the Greens. That reflects the tax stories in the news lately: we make no judgements on individual parties.

This edition covers:

The tax world doesn’t stop for elections. We also cover:

Look out for our in depth series on CGT, coming soon.

For further information on any of the items in Tax Watch, contact your usual EY tax advisor or any of the team featured in this e-newsletter.

EY - Geoff Blaikie

Geoff Blaikie
Head of Tax
Tel: +64 4 495 7399

EY - Aaron Quintal

Aaron Quintal
Partner, Tax

Tel: +64 9 300 7059

EY - David Snell

David Snell
Tax Watch Editor

Executive Director
Tel: +64 4 470 8602