Chapman Tripp tax partner Casey Plunket has been appointed to the Tax Working Group, established to assist the Government to consider the medium-term direction of New Zealand’s tax system, including assessing policy options.
The Tax Working Group, co-ordinated by Victoria University’s Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research, brings together invited private sector and academic experts, as well as Treasury and Inland Revenue officials. Casey is the only practicing lawyer in the group.Between June and November, through a series of meetings and papers, the working group will provide informed tax policy discussion that can feed into advice to ministers and wider public debate.
Regular updates on the group’s work will be available through the Treasury, Inland Revenue Policy Advice Division and Victoria University websites.
A one-day conference in December 2009 - hosted by the university – will provide opportunities for wider debate and discussion around the group’s findings.