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Capital gains in the capital city

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:44:27 +1200 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University will today be hosting a public debate on the merits of more comprehensive capital gains tax—a step which taxation expert Associate Professor Dr David White considers would be beneficial for New Zealand. Organised by student group Beta Alpha ...More >>

Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:35:09 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the Labour Party's plan to allow councils to levy new 'pillow taxes' and regional petrol taxes. Reacting to this afternoon’s NZ Herald report Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , ...More >>

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:57 +1200 | Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. More >>

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:51:35 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

25 JULY 2014 Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, and considered new rules that would have exempted councillors from Auckland City's parking charges, Taxpayers’ ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union Back LGNZ Calls For Greater Transparency

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:25:02 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is backing Local Government New Zealand’s calls for the Official Information Act to be extended to cover the Local Government Commission. Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

ICT reference group to advise IRD's Transformation

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:18:33 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is seeking nominations from the New Zealand technology sector for an industry reference group to advise its Business Transformation programme The Information Communications Technology (ICT) Reference Group will be made up of New Zealand ICT ...More >>

Honesty for Taxpayers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:42 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT has a new proposal to make our democracy more accountable. The proposal may seem small but it could be the most significant idea in this election. More >>

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:20:39 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. More >>

Hon Todd McClay: Address to the BDO Tax Conference

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:24:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here today. I’m especially pleased that you’ve asked me to talk about the challenges for the NZ tax system and creating certainty. These are very topical issues and two things I am deeply interested in.More >>

Taxpayer Union “outrageously stupid”

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:53:53 +1200 | Mana Party

Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says a MANA billboard “appears to have been funded by taxpayers”, and calls it “an outrageous use of taxpayer money”.More >>

ACC makes recommendations on levy cuts

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:17:32 +1200 | Accident Compensation Corporation

After considering public feedback, ACC has made some changes to the proposed 2015/16 levies it consulted on during May and June, but will still recommend that the Government implements across the board levy cuts next year.More >>

Pay It Back Ms Hauiti

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:19 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Newstalk ZB report that disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti is refusing to confirm whether or not she has reimbursed taxpayers for misuse of her Parliamentary 'P-card', Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “Ms Hauiti ...More >>

Public Money? Public Entitled to Know

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:25 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that taxpayers are unable to find out the extent of disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti’s spending, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:More >>

How Kiwi Workers Use the Online Tax Refund System

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:39:17 +1200 | Alexander Communications

MyTax.Co.NZ Survey Reveals How Kiwi Workers Use the Online Tax Refund System And Their Money More >>

Labour makes desperate sop to the regions

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:58:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Labour Party's regional announcement today is a desperate bid to distract people from Labour’s own internal problems, including how their regionally based candidates and MPs are deserting them, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.More >>

Te reo Māori videos from IRD help getting tax right

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:29:35 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

As part of celebrating Māori Language Week, Inland Revenue is launching six Introduction to Business videos in te reo Māori. The online videos will help te reo Māori speaking customers who are involved with businesses and not for profit organisations to understand ...More >>

Whyte calls on Craig to name his flat tax rate

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:10:06 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte has hit out at Colin Craig for failing to name his party's suggested flat tax rate. "Page 9 of The Press today is an advertisement for Colin Craig’s Conservative Party and their policy of having two rates of income ...More >>

Aggressive phone scam targets Inland Revenue customers

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:38:29 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of aggressive telephone scammers who are targeting people for money and threatening actions such as deportation and prison if not paid.More >>

Focus on lifting governance and financial performance

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:33:22 +1200 | Local Government NZ

Without good governance no organisation can hope to succeed. At the annual Local Government New Zealand conference, the delegates discussed ways to improve the governance and financial performance within their organisations.More >>

GST-Free Rates Will Bring Relief to Household Budget

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:53:17 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rates are a large and often dreaded bill for many home owners, especially those on fixed incomes, says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Local Government Andrew Williams.More >>


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