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Tax reform proposal wins lawyer award

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In-house Treasury lawyer Matt Woolley was co-winner of a Tax Policy Scholarship Charitable Trust competition which invited tax professionals aged under 35 to submit proposals that outline a significant reform of the tax system.

Matt shared the $7,000 with Talia Smart from IRD.

His proposal discussed a fully integrated tax system that attributes all company income to shareholders.

Under that approach, businesses would pay tax on behalf of shareholders based on their marginal rates.

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