Jonathan Barrett

Jonathan Barrett is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Taxation at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Jonathan, who previously worked as internal counsel to large financial services providers and as a tax consultant for a Big Four accounting firm, holds degrees from British and South African Universities. His PhD examined the application of fundamental human rights to a taxation system. Jonathan’s research focuses on how tax relates to the rights-bearing citizen in society.

Contact Details

Website :

  • Do We Have a Human Rights-based Duty to Pay Tax, 18 Apr 2023
  • Visual Artistic Practice and Income Tax Concessions, 19 Oct 2022
  • More Efficiency and Equity in Crowdfunding? The Role of R&D Tax Incentives, 29 Mar 2021
  • The Tax Working Group and the Circular Economy: Context and Challenges, 26 Mar 2020
  • Towards Optimal Tax-Benefits Treatment of Collectors of Artworks, 06 Feb 2020
  • Basic Welfare: Can We Stop Defending Labour?, 23 Mar 2017