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News and information about the Government's tax policy work programme, including:
- proposed changes to the laws that Inland Revenue is responsible for
- updates on the progress of bills through Parliament
- policy announcements

15 years of tax reform

29 November 2000

In a speech last week to a Pricewaterhouse Coopers tax conference, Policy Advice Division General Manager Robin Oliver outlined the achievements of the last 15 years of tax reforms in New Zealand. The speech includes information on the changing composition of the NZ tax base since 1984, the amount of income tax collected from individuals, and the industry distribution of NZ's income tax revenue. For the speech see "The New Zealand Tax System: Where have we got to, where should we be going?" (Word 161KB) (PDF 49KB).