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Capital Gains Tax – The Great Debate

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:07 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

The introduction of a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) could have a negative impact on farm values, especially in the dairy sector, says Tony Marshall, Tax Principal with Crowe Horwath’s Dunedin office. More >>

Taxpayers on Hook Again for Solid Energy

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:07:10 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that taxpayers are extending another $103 million to keep Solid Energy afloat, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Crisis in Autism Early Intervention

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:56 +1200 | Autism Action NZ

Kim Hall coordinator for Autism Action NZ says that the “current support for children with Autism, provided by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education is abysmal”. More >>

UK Water Reforms: Keynote Address at Water NZ Conference

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:20:25 +1200 | Four Winds Communications

The positive effects of water infrastructure reform are being discussed by Mark Enzer of Mott MacDonald in his keynote speech on global water issues at the Water New Zealand conference at Claudelands, Hamilton, this morning.More >>

MSI Global Alliance Preparing for an audit - tips

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:47:00 +1200 | MSI Global Alliance

In order for an audit to run smoothly it is essential for all parties to plan adequately. There are 5 areas a CFO should consider when preparing for an audit: More >>

OECD tax reform - impact for New Zealand business

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:31:45 +1200 | PricewaterhouseCoopers

The OECD set out final recommendations from the first half of its tax reform programme to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) yesterday. More >>

BERL strongly affirms robustness of its CGT calculations

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:08:24 +1200 | BERL

http://www.berl.co.nz/economic-insights/macro-picture/government-and-fiscal-policy/berl-strongly-affirms-robustness-of-its-cgt-calculations/ More >>

SMEs give vote of confidence to NZ tax system

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:23:07 +1200 | Grant Thornton International

Bucking the trend of most countries around the world, New Zealand small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are extremely comfortable with New Zealand tax policy and the tax risk on their companies.More >>

National reducing tax compliance costs for SMEs

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:11:30 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National is committed to making it easier and quicker for New Zealanders to meet their tax obligations by investing in a more modern, efficient and flexible tax system that will simplify the way businesses pay tax. “Currently, small business owners ...More >>

Meet the Real Colin Craig

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:57:47 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Watching Conservative Party leader Colin Craig struggling to explain his tax policy on The Nation this morning finally revealed that he is making dishonest promises. More >>

Closing the Gap on Health and Housing

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:00:54 +1200 | Closing The Gap

“Inequality is the biggest problem facing New Zealand at the present time” says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Closing the Gap. It underlies many of our social ills, poverty, lack of trust, an economy that could do much better, and a poor uptake ...More >>

Small Window of Opportunity for NZ First

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:22:51 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for New Zealand First leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, to front up with policy detail that will allow his manifesto to be costed ahead of the September 20 election. The economic expert the Taxpayers’ Union has ...More >>

Student Debt Promise Would Cost $8,300+ Per Household

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:21:47 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to reports that the Internet-Mana Party want to forgive existing student loan debt. Taxpayers’ Union Spokesperson Ben Craven says: More >>

Conservative’ policy-on-the-hoof has reached full gallop

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:22:44 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"The Conservative Party has a tax policy with no tax rate. Christine Rankin announced to a crowd of over 100 that she would pay for a $20,000 tax free threshold by raising $4 billion by taxing alcohol." said ACT leader Jamie WhyteMore >>

Feds Manifesto- ACT says business as usual is not ok

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:23:29 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“A cursory read of Federated Farmers 2014 election manifesto shows their key policy aspiration was nothing much new, but perhaps that’s to be expected from an apolitical lobby group, not a political party ” ACT primary industry spokesman and former ...More >>

ETS to go this time

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:39:17 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party will make scrapping the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) a high priority during negotiations with National post election” said Robin Grieve, Joint Primary Industry Spokesperson.More >>

Key’s credibility - death by a thousand tax cuts

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:04:04 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s fingers-crossed promise to provide $1500 a year in tax cuts would cost two or three times as much as he claims, providing yet another blow to his fiscal credibility, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.More >>

Conservatives Secret Tax Agenda Revealed

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:41:42 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"Conservatives Epsom candidate Christine Rankin today revealed a secret tax plan to radically increase excise tax on alcohol in order to fund their $20,000 income tax-free threshold while at the Epsom Candidates debate held Wednesday night at Kings ...More >>

Aspirational taxes are the Best Taxes

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:45:34 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“New Zealand could have a tax system that underpins wealth creation not wealth destruction,” said Dr. Jamie Whyte, “and it would take only six years to do it.” More >>

ACT says let's have tax cuts that create prosperity

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:36:17 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“National’s tax cuts are modest because they are an election bribe for the redistribution of income. More >>

 

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