There should be a capital gains tax?

On average, everyone disagrees with significant nonconsensus between 45 voters.


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There should be a capital gains tax

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Reasons To Disagree

This will only lead to less rental properties for those who either need to or choose to rent. New Zealanders already pay to much tax!

5 May 2007

too much tax now to pay

10 May 2007

This should apply to non New Zealand citizens only.

3 September 2007

Only on "non New Zealand citizen" speculators

12 September 2007

Yeah right - plus taxes on sex, breathing and anything else you can think of. What the HELL do we need more taxes for? There's enough of 'em! If I invest and gain by doing so - why should the gummint penalise me for it?

17 February 2008

We need a government which does not spend more than they earn then they would not need as much tax.

15 April 2010


Reasons To Agree

The Tax payer should not subsidise property investment that runs at a loss. It is too onesided and only benifits a minority. A capital gains tax pays the loss back to the taxpayer but keeps the investment potential in place.

28 October 2007

if we remove other write offs, and restrict it to foreign owned property owners... although that will just make them incorporate locally!

16 December 2007

Of course there should. Family home excepted. It's yet another indication of our governments being dictated to by special interest groups that it hasn't happened. I pay tax on all my income. Why shouldn't everybody.

10 October 2010

No tax on the "family home" but tax the comercial sector. I pay tax so should those who make or subsidise there incomes with property

7 August 2011

I think our current policies are good. On 17 May 2015, the governing National Party announced it would tighten rules for taxing profits on the sale of property. From 1 October 2015, any person selling a residential property within two years of purchase would be taxed on the profits at their marginal income tax rate. The seller's main home would be exempt, as well as properties inherited from deceased estates or transferred as part of a relationship settlement. To help enforcement, all buyers would need to supply their IRD number at settlement. Capital gains tax works in theory but when you look at how they are implmented i n the uk they become a viscous tool used by the wealthy to bully people out of their assets

9 November 2016

Reasons for Remain Neutral

Dunno. In principle it seems like a good idea. But in principle it would be very difficult to implement, and therefore costly.

26 April 2007

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