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Prime Time with Sean Plunkett: English v Parker

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:49:54 +1200 | Front Page Ltd

Tax --- can we afford cuts and how would a capital gains tax work? More >>

Reaction to Labour's housing policy

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:47:25 +1200 | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants. While some tenants want long term tenure, many more prefer the flexibility that renting brings. For any new policy to work, ...More >>

Labour's CGT Will Make Housing Affordability Worse

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 15:07:07 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour's capital gains tax, won't do what David Cunliffe says it will, according to the Taxpayers' Union , backed up by a former Deputy Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Robin Oliver. More >>

Voting opens and no fiscals from National

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:52:22 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Voting in the election has opened today but National has still not released its fiscal plan for its next term and is keeping Kiwis in the dark, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.More >>

A fair deal for all seniors

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:17:31 +1200 | New Zealand Independent Coalition

“NZ Independent Coalition is advocating for superannuitants with an overseas pension, earned from their voluntary contributions, to be able to keep their money,” said leader Brendan Horan.More >>

At least 15 new taxes under National

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 12:26:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is the last person to talk about creating taxes, presiding over a Government that has imposed at least 15 new taxes, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More >>

Cunliffe left stumbling on capital gains tax

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:54:24 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

David Cunliffe’s inability to answer the most basic questions about Labour’s proposed capital gains tax underlines key problems identified by successive tax reviews, National Party Finance Spokesman Bill English says. “David Cunliffe’s failure ...More >>

More good Questions for Mr. Cunliffe

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:49:05 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Exempting the family home from Capital Gains taxes is harder than it sounds. What if you charge one of the children board? What if it is one of the children’s friends? A boarder? Many South Auckland families share a house. When does it stop being a ...More >>

Tobacco taxes important, but new approaches also needed

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:28:47 +1200 | University of Otago

A just-published study suggests tobacco tax increases will need to be supplemented with other new approaches if New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is to be achieved. More >>

MANA Movement says tax cut on GST must be first priority

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:25:11 +1200 | Mana Movement

“If Prime Minister John Key has money available for tax cuts then cutting GST must be the first priority”, said MANA Movement Economic Justice Spokesperson John Minto. “GST is a nasty tax on low-income families”, said Minto. “People in ...More >>

Tax changes will affect tenants

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:49:03 +1200 | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The arguments for a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have so far focused on tax equality, increasing tax revenue and reducing house prices. The Labour Party must have undertaken research into the effect on rental prices of their tax policies, but this hasn't ...More >>

Tired Attempt to Pass Off Venal Campaign as Debate

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:03:28 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The decision to bring British anti-tax spin doctor Christopher Snowdon to New Zealand last week was just another tired disingenuous attempt to dress up a venal campaign as a genuine debate,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association ...More >>

Vector wins tax case over Auckland CBD tunnel payment

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Vector, the Auckland electricity and gas network operator, has won a tax case against the Inland Revenue Department over a $53 million payment relating to access rights to its Auckland CBD tunnel.More >>

Vector Wins Tax Case

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:14:24 +1200 | Vector Limited

The judgment in Vector’s High court case against the Inland Revenue Department has been released today. The case centred on a matter of statutory interpretation of a specific section of the Tax Act.More >>

"Robin Hood tax and other clever ways to help our kids"

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:55:18 +1200 | Closing The Gap

It’s time to talk about tax. Not just income tax but other kinds of tax too. More >>

West Coast tax offender sentenced

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:21:50 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

New Zealand taxpayers are to get their money back after a West Coast man was sentenced to seven months home detention and ordered to repay the tax he stole. Inland Revenue Group Manager for Investigations and Advice, Patrick Goggin said Trent Michael Francis ...More >>

Colin Craig’s tax figures do not add up and are dishonest

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:50:54 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Colin Craig’s tax plan is to have two rates of income tax: 0% up to $20,000 and 25% above that. This will leave a $6.4 billion hole in the budget even before the new spending proposed by the Conservatives. The Conservative tax promises are ...More >>

Why Gisborne would need a ‘local share’ of royalties

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:42:08 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Every year the Government receives hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments for oil, gas, coal and mineral extraction in New Zealand. More >>

Len Brown's Parallel Universe

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to today’s announcement by Auckland Mayor Len Brown of longterm funding cuts and rate hikes, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Mayor’s proposal points to new costs for Auckland ratepayers

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:12:15 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

“It’s encouraging that Auckland Mayor Len Brown is forecasting future debt down and is committed to containing rates increases, but Aucklanders need to keep an eye on future money grabs such as ongoing regulatory fee increases, targeted rates, and ...More >>


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