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Next step to improve fairness of tax system

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:59:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New legislation to improve the fairness of the tax system and prevent large multinationals from exploiting rules in order to shift their profits offshore has passed another step closer to becoming law.More >>

Free and Easy Tax Refunds - MoneyHub welcomes the IRD’s myIR

Thu, 24 May 2018 09:34:31 +1200 | MoneyHub

A new guide to tax refunds by MoneyHub applauds the IRD’s efforts to make overpaid taxes easily accessible to everyday New Zealanders. More >>

Millions in handouts for well-off Kiwis

Thu, 24 May 2018 08:22:26 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

The Government is set to give away tens of millions in 'winter energy payments' to well-off older New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Almost 9 per cent of superannuitants earn over $60,000 a year – more than New Zealand’s median ...More >>

Government should axe its taxes as prices rise

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:09:20 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

With petrol prices climbing to record levels the Government should axe its plans to impose two new fuel taxes on New Zealanders, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says.More >>

Choose the provisional tax option that’s right for you

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:04:26 +1200 | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Following the introduction of the new accounting income method (AIM) there are now four options for managing provisional tax, so small businesses can use the one best suited to their particular needs.More >>

Feds Kapiti and Wellington says no to roading rates rip-off

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:40:11 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers fears when the Kapiti Coast District Council says it is interested in equity and affordability, it only means equity and affordability for urban residential ratepayers.More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes end of Callaghan Growth Grants

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:15:28 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The decision by Megan Woods to end Callaghan Innovation’s Growth Grants is fantastic news for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Government ignoring blight of fiscal drag

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:13:35 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s statement on Q&A that lifting tax thresholds is not on the Government’s agenda is bad news, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:57:28 +1200 | TVNZ

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann National Finance Spokesperson: tax cuts should still be on the agenda More >>

R&D Incentive is ‘light on detail.’

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:16:43 +1200 | William Buck

Commentary from Praveen Mistry, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors New Zealand. More >>

Just wait for the advisory group, Minister

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:34:32 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to pre-allocate $15 million for any recommendations made by an advisory group on public media is putting the cart before the horse, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayer-funded agencies join Budget Day propaganda

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:00:55 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer-funded agencies are disgracing their neutral role by delivering press statements in praise of Budget Day funding announcements, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

BUDGET 2018: Bracket creep, wage growth fuel tax take

Thu, 17 May 2018 20:19:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) - Rising wages that take people into higher tax brackets, a growing population fueling economic activity, and a series of new revenue-gathering crackdowns are forecast to yield the government $5.7 billion more tax revenue over ...More >>

R&D tax credits good news in a construction economy

Thu, 17 May 2018 16:06:36 +1200 | Staples Rodway

R&D tax credits good news in a construction economy Accounting and business advisory firm Staples Rodway has welcomed the return of Research and Development Tax Credits. “Research and Development is crucial to the growth of the New Zealand ...More >>

Why just bloodstock?

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:59:02 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the underlying principle in the only tax change announced as part of today’s Budget 2018 to promote economic growth: full capital expensing of bloodstock.More >>

Cracking down on tax dodgers and restoring fairness

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:45:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New initiatives to make the tax system fairer and a crackdown on tax dodgers are expected to provide the Government with an extra $726.3 million of revenue over the next four years, says Revenue Minister Stuart Nash.More >>

Bloodstock tax rules to change

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:20:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Racing Winston Peters today announced changes to bloodstock tax rules for the New Zealand racing industry as part of Budget 2018. More >>

Budget 2018 - Scoop Full Coverage

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:01:52 +1200 | Scoop Full Coverage

Announcements, press releases, reaction, and analysis on the 2018 New Zealand Budget will be delivered on Thursday 17 May.More >>

More Kiwis set to pay more at the pump

Thu, 17 May 2018 10:00:09 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Phil Twyford’s baseless assurance that only Aucklanders will be socked with two new fuel taxes is quickly unravelling with Tauranga City the latest council to say it wants to impose it on its ratepayers, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee ...More >>

Interest free mortgage scheme is bananas

Wed, 16 May 2018 11:39:30 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government's plans to provide interest free mortgages to low income, first home buyers is the sort of nutty government intervention which led to the GFC, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.More >>


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