"These new taxes don’t appear to be a major tax grab but are more about a balance for the future," CPA's Paul Drum says.
Opinion: It is not the purpose of tax to reduce the value of a specific asset class.
The group is likely to produce something “saleable” for a Labour/NZ First government, Rob Hosking says.
"We've got a good mix of people on the working group – from tax experts and academics to people with private sector, union and Maori community expertise."
By putting a politician in charge instead of a tax nerd, Grant Robertson is making sure this review, at least, won’t embarrass the government.