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Give up the Money, Save Some Lives for World Smokefree Day

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:46:41 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is World Smokefree Day and the Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to stub out its addiction to excise tax revenue and legalise e-cigarettes so that more New Zealanders can kick the habit. According to UK Government research ...More >>

Last chance for SMEs to support provisional tax changes

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:51:41 +1200 | MYOB

Businesses are being encouraged to support proposed changes to the provisional taxation system before the initial consultation period closes on Monday. Cloud accounting software provider MYOB says the changes will remove a top pain point for New Zealand ...More >>

Alternative to Tobacco Tax Hikes

Mon, 30 May 2016 10:15:29 +1200 | British American Tobacco

The planned increase in tobacco excise of 10% + CPI from 2017 to 2020 announced by the Government yesterday places an unreasonable burden on consumers of a legal product, says Saul Derber, British American Tobacco New Zealand (BATNZ) Head of Legal and ...More >>

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:34:36 +1200 | TVNZ

Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson told TV One’s Q+A programme that his party wants to see the whole tax system shift from a focus on incentivising speculation to incentivising investment in the productive economyMore >>

Government Choosing Tax Revenue Over Lives

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:41:51 +1200 | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says that the only justification for failure to legalise the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes is to protect tax revenue from the sale of traditional fags. In response to the Government’s passing of the Customs and Excise (Tobacco ...More >>

Tobacco Excise Bill passes all stages

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:34:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says the passing of a Bill to increase the tobacco excise will save lives and prevent young people taking up a deadly smoking habit.More >>

Tobacco Tax Hikes May Put Retail Workers At Risk

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:19:16 +1200 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is concerned that the tobacco tax hike announced in yesterday’s budget may make tobacco more attractive to thieves and put retail workers at risk. More >>

Scoop Video: Inside The Budget 2014 Lockup

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:13:42 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The 2016 New Zealand Budget was presented on 26 May. Scoop was at the Budget Day lockup from 10.30am to 2pm today. Finance Minister Bill English delivered a presentation and took questions from the crowd.More >>

Tax Tracker Web App

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:25:51 +1200 | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute’s Income Tax Tracker app is a great way to make talk of the Budget more interesting for the average New Zealander. Over the last few years, we’ve developed and refined the app as a great, shareable bit of interactive web content.More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:02:26 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. Especially when ...More >>

English: Budget Speech

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:30:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. It’s a privilege to present the eighth Budget of this National-led Government. I recall our first Budget, delivered in difficult times, with Treasury forecasting ...More >>

Taxpayers still cleaning up after polluters

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:46:09 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

The government’s announcement of a $100 million dollar fund to clean up the country’s increasing number of degraded rivers and lakes shows taxpayers are continuing to pay for polluters, according to the environmental organisation Fish & Game.More >>

Tobacco Excise Increase To Drive Illegal Market

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:42:57 +1200 | Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco New Zealand Limited says that the excise increases announced in today’s Budget ignore the reality of tobacco consumption in New Zealand. More >>

Increased Tobacco Tax Continues to 2020

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:37:45 +1200 | ASH NZ

ASH New Zealand congratulates Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox in their further commitment to 10% tobacco tax increases until 2020. More >>

Budget offers no tax surprises, but are tax cuts on horizon?

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:25:30 +1200 | Deloitte

Budget 2016 continued the theme of not being the vehicle to announce tax policy measures, according to Deloitte. More >>

Heart Foundation supports tobacco tax increase in Budget

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:58:21 +1200 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation supports the continuation of tobacco taxes, as announced in the Government’s 2016 Budget today. More >>

BUDGET 2016: No real tax-related surprises

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:08 +1200 | Deborah Russell

There were no real tax-related surprises in the Budget, says Massey University tax expert Dr Deborah Russell, but smokers will be hit in the pocket. More >>

Budget increases taxes on those in need

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:48:49 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT regrets an enormous lost opportunity to cut tax for some of those most in need. Instead, the government has delivered those households a $1200 a year tax increase. More >>

The Size of the Beast Keeps Growing

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:47:00 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is disappointed that despite today’s Budget showing healthy numbers the Government has failed to give any indication of when New Zealanders can expect tax relief. Taxpayers’ Union Chairman, John Bishop, says:More >>

ETS Changes a Tax Hike with Lipstick

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:45:05 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says the Government’s decision to double the price of emissions of some businesses amounts to a tax hike on business and employment which will see consumers pay more. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union ...More >>


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