This paper provides information on the taxation of retirement savings and follows on from the more general discussion on taxation of capital income in session 5. It provides an overview of the regimes involved in taxing savings – income tax, portfolio investment entity (PIE) tax, and KiwiSaver. It discusses anomalies in how the portfolio investment entity (PIE) tax rates are determined and a number of issues related to private savings and investment decisions and how taxation could influence those. It raises for consideration changes in the PIE tax rates and some specific changes to taxation of KiwiSaver funds.
Monday, 17 September 2018