fbpx

tax

tax

About tax

Most Recent Activity

Wellbeing Budget Debt Money

But now, who pays?

By Julian Wood


On Tuesday last week, the New Zealand Treasury outlined five economic scenarios that aimed to depict how the economy may…

Read More
change

Make the change, don’t keep the change

By Jeremy Vargo


Quick question. If a checkout operator gives you too much money back in change, do you tell them and give…

Read More

The Politics of Diving

By Kieran Madden


Soccer goalkeepers sure look spectacular with their acrobatic dives during penalties, but studies show that simply standing in the middle…

Read More

Losing All Blacks nothing to fear

By Julian Wood


In a surprise move, a group of the top 1 percent of male New Zealand income earners are appealing for…

Read More

Sabotaging the lifts in New Zealand’s tower of wealth

By Julian Wood


If you haven’t seen the 2018 Side Eye Inequality Tower by Toby Morris and Max Rashbrooke, it’s well worth a…

Read More

Is there demand for a tourist tax?

By Danielle van Dalen


I’m no economist, but even I know that basic economic theory says that as the price for a product increases,…

Read More

Cigarettes becoming too hot to handle for dairies

By Julian Wood


Cigarettes, while not worth their weight in gold, are now worth one and a half times their weight in silver,…

Read More

Getting real about the cost of water

By Julian Wood


I spent 10 years in China working on a beef cattle farm, and a fair amount of that time was…

Read More
transparency

Taxes, trust, and transparency

By Kieran Madden


“When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” This, apparently, was economist John Maynard Keynes’…

Read More
regional road

Funding roads in the electric future

By Julian Wood


In a recent blog, I made the case for regional petrol taxes, which would allow district and town authorities to…

Read More
Press column: The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income train

Press column: The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income train

By Alex Penk


Read Alex and Julian’s column, published in the Christchurch Press:  The price of a ticket on the Universal Basic Income…

Read More

Paying at the pump to revive our crumbling infrastructure

By Julian Wood


We hear a lot about Auckland’s infrastructure woes, but across the country there are regions desperately trying to fund their…

Read More

Tax the robots?

By Julian Wood


We’re now quite used to dire predictions concerning the future of work, job stability, and automation. As far back as…

Read More
TOP Sail

What’s dragging beneath Gareth Morgan’s new TOP sail?

By Jeremy Vargo


The story of last week was of course, John Key, and the end of his incredible run of political popularity….

Read More
The story beyond Budget Day

The story beyond Budget Day

By Jeremy Vargo


The news cycle for a new Budget is really quite short. The day it’s announced it’s all go, every news…

Read More
A mania for the state

A mania for the state

By Kieran Madden


The number of children in poverty rose by 20,000 last week. Or so it seemed, after it was revealed that…

Read More
Want to know where your income tax ends up?

Want to know where your income tax ends up?


Maxim Institute is proud to announce its Income Tax Tracker is in action! We have been working on this project…

Read More
Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

Guest Book Review: The Spirit Level

By Guest Author


The Spirit Level, published in 2009, argues that what matters for human well-being is not ongoing increases in average income,…

Read More
Tax Discussion Series: <em>Lifting the bucket</em>

Tax Discussion Series: Lifting the bucket

By Steve Thomas


Lifting the Bucket: Tax policy and economic growth is the third paper in Maxim Institute’s Tax Discussion Series, a series…

Read More
UMR Omnibus Results – Raising GST?

UMR Omnibus Results – Raising GST?

By Maxim Institute


A poll commissioned by Maxim Institute shows most New Zealanders don’t want an increase in GST. See the poll results…

Read More

SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES FROM THE MAXIM TEAM

FORUM (monthly eNews)Event Invitations