NZNO seeks your input on ways to improve the current tax system to inform future developments in tax and ensure tax works for the wellbeing of New Zealanders. It is an opportunity to have input on how tax could work for public health concerns such as income inequality, living standards and healthy behaviours (for example through removing GST from essential items or the use of alcohol, tobacco and sugar tax). It also a chance to have input on any other ways in which you are affected by the current tax system.
Please see the background paper attached below: https://taxworkinggroup.govt.nz/resources/future-tax-submissions-background-paper
Please note NZNO and NZMA are co-hosting Alcohol HealthWatch’s public forums on three submission opportunities for alcohol related policy:
- Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Renewal of Licences) Amendment Bill – improving local community control to reduce the number of alcohol outlets in our communities
- Tax Working Group Review increasing the tax of alcohol is aligned with a social justice
- Mental Health and Addictions Inquiry -strong alcohol policies can improve mental health
We recommend these forums in Wellington, Thursday 5th April Auckland 9th April, and Christchurch, 11th April to your attention. To register email Suzanne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send feedback to email@example.com by 20 April 2018