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Excise taxation in New Zealand

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  • John Creedy
  • Cath Sleeman

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In New Zealand, excise taxes are levied on alcohol, tobacco and petrol. The advised that they should be removed and the revenue replaced by raising the standard rate of GST. This paper provides an empirical examination of these issues. First, the effects of the current system of indirect taxes are examined. The welfare and redistributive effects resulting from the revenue-neutral removal of excise taxes are then analysed for a range of demographic groups and total weekly expenditure levels. The largest efficiency gains and reductions in inequality are observed for households with at least one smoker, but the overall distributional implications of the proposed reforms are small.

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  • John Creedy & Cath Sleeman, 2005. "Excise taxation in New Zealand," New Zealand Economic Papers, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(1), pages 1-35.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:nzecpp:v:39:y:2005:i:1:p:1-35
    DOI: 10.1080/00779950509558478
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    1. John Creedy & Catherine Sleeman, 2006. "Indirect Taxation and Progressivity: Revenue and Welfare Changes," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 62(1), pages 50-67, March.
    2. repec:bla:ausecr:v:50:y:2017:i:2:p:169-180 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Creedy, John & Mok, Penny, 2017. "The Marginal welfare cost of personal income taxation in New Zealand," Working Paper Series 6557, Victoria University of Wellington, Chair in Public Finance.
    4. John Creedy, 2017. "The Optimal Threshold for GST on Imported Goods," Australian Economic Review, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, vol. 50(2), pages 169-180, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household

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