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Overseas pensions, and direct deductions

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:09:22 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

"There is a form of elder abuse no-one in Parliament wants to acknowledge," claims Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) Advocate for Seniors, Heather Marion Smith. "It is the outright theft by the MSD (Ministry of Social Development) ...More >>

Ports of Auckland delivers $54M dividend to council

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:37:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland Council will receive a $54.3 million dividend from Ports of Auckland after the city's port operator announced a lift in full-year profit despite even as revenue fell with container volumes.More >>

Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:46:15 +1200 | Robert Kelly

This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry. The commissioner of that inquiry has not yet been appointed. Cabinet also decided to allow the Inland ...More >>

Attempt to Skirt Proper Process a Constitutional Disgrace

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:40:03 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse’s proposed amendment to the Tax Administration Act, allowing tax law to be changed by Order in Council, is a constitutional disgrace, says Jordan Williams, a former constitutional lawyer and current Executive Director ...More >>

25 Council Candidates Agree to Keep Rates Down

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:36:51 +1200 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is releasing its list of candidates who have signed the Ratepayer Protection Pledge, which prevents those candidates from voting for any measures which increase the total average burden of rates, levies, and other ...More >>

Council Candidate calls for visitor surcharge for Waiheke

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:33:25 +1200 | Rob Thomas

Witha near 700,000 tourists travelling to Waiheke each year the island is suffering from poor self-governance and infrastructure to manage a tidal wave of change. With just $100,000 available each year the Waiheke Local Board it’s unlikely to be able ...More >>

Tax relief for Hawke’s Bay businesses on the way

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:31:38 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Cabinet will consider a recommendation to allow Inland Revenue to waive interest on late payments of taxation for businesses affected by the Havelock North gastroenteritis outbreak, announced Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse and Small Business Minister ...More >>

David Hay refuses to sign "Ratepayer Protection Pledge"

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:57:28 +1200 | David Hay

Mayoral Candidate David Hay has declined to sign a pledge to keep rates rises in Auckland at or below 2% per annum, which is being promoted by the "Auckland Ratepayers Alliance"More >>

Government’s Tax Law undermines common law principles

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:39 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labour’s Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash.More >>

Museums Fear Unaffordable Fire Levy

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:39:32 +1200 | Museums Aotearoa

Museums Aotearoa says that the new Fire Service Levy set to come into force from July 2017 could place an unequitable burden on arts, culture and heritage institutions and places them and our national collections at risk. Submissions are due today on ...More >>

Michael Hill forks out $30.3 million to end NZ tax battle

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:18:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Listed jewellery retailer Michael Hill International is paying out $30.3 million to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department to settle a long-running tax battle over the transfer of the group’s intellectual property ...More >>

US Government Reshapes Core Services Through Open Source

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:17:24 +1200 | Open Source Open Society

Yesterday Kathryn Ryan interviewed Eric Hysen, the head of U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about his organisation's efforts to streamline and improve government IT projects. Hysen, formerly a Silicon Valley tech guru at ...More >>

The Truth About Section 70

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:44:13 +1200 | NZ Seniors Party

Since announcing the formation of the New Zealand Seniors Party, the whiners and knockers have definitely come out of the woodwork attacking the Party as 'Double Dipping, greedy old people and winging Poms'. It has to be said there are over 85,000 ...More >>

Big Profit Movies Should Repay NZ Taxpayer Hand-Outs

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:33:25 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Disney should repay the $20 million subsidy it is expected to receive from New Zealand taxpayers for making Pete’s Dragon here, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

LVR start date deferred until 1 October 2016

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:36:30 +1200 | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals.More >>

EDS supports Green Party's Taonga Levy

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:13:45 +1200 | Environmental Defence Society

At the EDS Conference Wild Places yesterday, the Green Party leader James Shaw announced a proposed Taonga Levy, which would be applied to international visitors at the border. More >>

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:12:03 +1200 | Adrian Bonner

Kaipara District Council have a Duty of Care toward the people of Kaipara, says candidate Adrian Bonner. Adrian is standing as a councillor in the Otamatea Ward in the forthcoming local body elections. Adrian believes that council, through its agent, the Audit ...More >>

Outdoors Party Tourist Policy Lifted by The Greens

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:07:38 +1200 | Outdoors Party

"The New Zealand Outdoors Party are flattered that the Greens have seen fit to adopt the Outdoors Party policy of a tourist tax" says Alan Simmons, co leader. "Our policy which we have been pushing for sometime now has largely been ignored ...More >>

The Taonga Levy – over to you, Prime Minister

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:26:50 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the National Government to support its levy on international visitors, to help fund conservation and local tourism infrastructure. More >>

Inland Revenue launches Changing For You campaign

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:27:11 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has launched an advertising campaign aimed at helping small businesses understand how possible changes to the tax system may affect them, and giving them the opportunity to have their say.More >>

 

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