Share your thoughts on NZ’s tax system to win

The Treasury invites you to share your thoughts on the future of our tax system. Answer one of the three questions below for your chance to win up to $2,000

  1. How can tikanga Māori help ensure the tax system reflects what’s important to New Zealanders?  
  2. What is the most pressing intergenerational challenge facing our tax system?
  3. How should the tax system promote the right balance between supporting the productive economy and the speculative economy?

You can present your thoughts in the form of:

  • an essay of up to 2,000 words (excluding references)
  • a video presentation of up to 5 minutes, or
  • an A3 poster.

You don’t need to be a tax specialist to have a say. All New Zealanders are affected by our tax system; we believe that you have valuable ideas to share on how we could improve it.

Authors of the top five submissions will be awarded study grants of up to $2,000 and be flown to Wellington to present their ideas to a Treasury audience.

Submissions are due before 11.59pm on Sunday 15 July. Finals day will be held on Friday 7 September.

If you need inspiration before getting started, check out the Tax Working Group website.

For more information on the challenge, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the webpage> 

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