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PM 24/7/17: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:41 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting the announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners' a vehicle for Government and private investment in infrastructure for housing, which allows councils to fund projects ...More >>

Profit gloat clashes with tribal tax exemption opposition

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:35:00 +1200 | Hobson's Pledge

Waikato-Tainui would be a bit more guarded in gloating about their “record year of results and growth” if they knew what New Zealanders think about their tax-exempt status, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today.More >>

Waikato-Tainui tax bill a disgrace

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:09:46 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Waikato-Tainui tax bill a disgrace 23 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The self-congratulations by Waikato-Tainui for its record profit announcement today is soured by the fact it doesn’t pay company tax on the vast majority of its investments, points out ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:48:45 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern Headlines: Labour’s deputy leader Jacinda Adern says her ideal job would be Minister for Children in a Labour-led government. She won’t say whether she would take over as leader if Andrew Little ...More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:46:31 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins Headlines: Revenue Minister Judith Collins says she has asked for advice on whether corporate charities should pay tax, after concerns were raised. But she says it’s not a top priority for her at the ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ch-ch-changes at IRD

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:45:09 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

N ew Zealand may pride itself on being relatively free of political corruption, but the corruption of our political language has built up a fine head of steam. On any number of issues we’re now supposedly engaged in a ‘conversation’ about ...More >>

Nats show they’re the tax dodgers’ best friends

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:46:40 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

“The government is taking the knife to IRD at a time when we need a highly skilled department to ensure that multinationals and speculators don’t get away with dodging tax, says Labour’s Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood.More >>

Poof! There goes Callahan's excuse for Oracle R & D funding

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:16:07 +1200 | Taxpayers' Union

Team New Zealand’s proposal for the 36th America’s Cup yachts to be built in home countries undermines the $5 million a year of Callahan Innovation corporate welfare available to America’s Cup teams, including American team Oracle (owned ...More >>

IR staff helping shape new department

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:57:38 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

IR staff helping shape new department 19 July 2017 Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome. Feedback from the consultation has driven a number ...More >>

Serious concerns for staff at Inland Revenue

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:47:55 +1200 | PSA

Inland Revenue’s final decision document on their proposed business transformation shows that the organisation is making sweeping changes to staff roles that will affect service delivery during the rollout of major changes to the tax system, says the ...More >>

Inland Revenue Contact Centre and Office Closures Today

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:21:18 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

19 July 2017 - Inland Revenue is closing some services today so that all of its staff can hear about changes to the organisation. More >>

Labour Multinational Tax Move a Good Start

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:51:43 +1200 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it's great news that the Labour Party is proposing a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance, but wants action on multinationals to focus specifically on GST as well as corporate tax. "It's well reported that some multinationals ...More >>

Let’s not whack businesses (not even the big ones)

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:43:17 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

While every other party tries to score political points by lashing out at big business, ACT will make it more attractive to do business and pay tax in New Zealand. More >>

Problem yes, but Labour’s solution unrealistic

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:21:34 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Problem yes, but Labour’s solution unrealistic 18 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union’s Economic Fellow, Jim Rose, says that Labour’s diverted profit tax does not add up, pointing to the additional revenue the Party claims will ...More >>

$7 million of taxpayer money for power bills

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:42:46 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that over $7 million of taxpayer money has been spent on the power bills of 94 of New Zealand’s largest companies since July 2014. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s (EECA) ‘large energy users ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on humane welfare, child support and tax

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:58:29 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to ...More >>

Labour to Target $600M in Unpaid Taxes from Multinationals

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:47:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party would target multinationals operating in New Zealand to ensure they don't avoid paying tax if it wins power and is targeting $600 million over three years through a "diverted profits tax," says leader ...More >>

Labour playing catch-up on multi-national tax

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:43:41 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is trying to play catch-up on multi-national tax, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. More >>

Multinationals must pay fair share of tax

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:32:05 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will crack down on multinational companies that are dodging paying their fair share of tax, says Labour Leader Andrew Little More >>

Mr Taxman not picking up the phone

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:28:28 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Up to 55% of calls from taxpayers are being rejected by the IRD because it does not have enough staff rostered on to answer the phones, according to data supplied to the Taxpayers' Union covering a 2-week period in May this year.More >>


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