New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promising to accelerate Labour’s COVID-19 recovery plan after winning re-election in a landslide.
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In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern's Labour government will have to examine its political soul.
Finance Minister and Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson: higher tax revenue will be spent on economic recovery.
Both major parties refuse to grasp the nettle of New Zealand's narrow and inherently unfair tax base.
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In some quarters, the median Sydney home earns more from capital gains than the median worker earns from wages. Now's a good time to wind back the measures that push prices up.
It would be a mistake to think that just because higher earners face higher tax rates, that's what they pay. When it comes to income from savings it's the other way around.
Claiming for working for home is fraught. It's safest to claim the running expenses the tax office allows. 'Occupancy expenses' are harder to justify and could cost you your capital gains tax discount.
Westpac and the ANZ have suspended dividends payments. The National Australia Bank has slashed them. The peculiarities of our tax system explain why retirees hate this more than they should.
Warren and Sanders are the candidates with arguably the most aggressive plans to tax the rich.
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Every Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, but they differ in how to get there.
Real estate agents don’t decide rents, landlords do.
The real estate industry acts in its own interests, not those of the tenants it scares.
A drop in prices of 0.5% is no drop at all.
Houses will be worth more or less what they would have been, if Labor's policies are adopted, NSW Treasury analysis says.
Game of Thrones is a world of deceit, betrayal, treason and uncertain truths.
When vested interests are attacked they create myths and battle plans. It's the surest sign you are on the right track.
Works of art would be excluded from New Zealand’s proposed capital gains tax.
Establishing artists could benefit if New Zealand introduces a proposed capital gains tax that excludes any profit made on the sale of collectables and artworks.
New Zealand is one of few countries without a capital gains tax and the proposal to introduce one prompted outrage.
The heated debate about New Zealand's proposed introduction of a capital gains tax overlooks the fact it would bring tax cuts for most New Zealanders.
The losers from Labor’s capital gains tax policy aren’t all where you would expect them to be, whatever you expect.
At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.
Negative gearing makes it hard for renters to become home owners. Now would be a pain-free time to wind it back.
The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time is now.
Selling a home can trigger capital gains.
The Trump administration is considering a change to how capital gains taxes are calculated that would save investors roughly $100 billion over a decade.
Older and poorer Australians aren’t benefiting from negative gearing.
New modelling shows negative gearing and capital gains taxes can be reformed in a way that doesn't impact poorer investors.
When public investment in a development like Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital boosts land values, who should reap those gains: the community or individual owners?
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Who is entitled to the increase in value created by planning approvals, new infrastructure, population growth or urban development? For John Stuart Mill, the answer would have been the community.
The latest ANUpoll shows that Australians are very concerned that future generations may be locked out of home ownership.
Australians are in favour of housing affordability changes that the government still doesn't support, an ANU poll shows.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are giving billions to charity through their donor-advised fund instead of a traditional foundation.
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As these tax-exempt vehicles transform philanthropy, they’re drawing more scrutiny. Will Congress or the Trump administration tinker with the rules that encouraged their rapid growth?
Many of the economists argued that the principle of the CGT discount is not a bad policy, however the level of the discount is generous and is open for abuse.
The Economics Society of Australia (ESA) Monash Forum polled economists on whether capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed.