Adrian Sawyer

Adrian Sawyer is Professor of Taxation in the University of Canterbury Business School in Christchurch, New Zealand. Adrian holds an SJD from the University of Virginia, and MCom(Hons), BCom and LLB degrees from the University of Canterbury. He is a FCA (CA-ANZ) and FCPA (CPA Australia), and a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Adrian has been a consultant for the New Zealand Inland Revenue, the New Zealand Treasury and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

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  • Is New Zealand on a ‘Slippery Slope’ With Tax Policy?, 31 May 2023
  • Towards Simplification of Value Added Tax Compliance for Small Businesses in Botswana – Lessons from New Zealand, 17 Feb 2020