GST Compliance in the New Zealand Property Sector

Iris Claus

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    Abstract

    Different schemes used in property transactions raised concern in New Zealand that insufficient goods and services tax (GST) was being paid on the sale of property. To improve tax compliance in the property sector, various measures have been undertaken. Tax auditing of property transactions has been strengthened since 2007 and in 2009 the government issued a discussion document that proposed a legislative solution to some specific GST problems. Moreover, several court cases have ruled against abusive GST schemes. This paper estimates the impact on GST collection and compliance in the property sector following these actions. The findings suggest that GST compliance in the property sector has increased.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-240
    JournalFiscal Studies
    Volume35
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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