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Consultation opens on new fire levy rate

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:22:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Public consultation opens today on a new rate of levy on fire insurance contracts, to help fund the future of New Zealand’s fire services. More >>

Woodhouse Stacks Deck Against Taxpayers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:15:34 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming Michael Woodhouse for his failure to appoint a taxpayer representative to the Remuneration Authority after today’s announcement that academic Len Cook has been appointed to replace Angela Foulkes on the Authority. ...More >>

Massive tourism GST increase must be reinvested

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:50:08 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on the Government to reinvest some of the massive tax windfall it has received from the tourism boom to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.More >>

NZ gets thumbs up on tax

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:51:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ gets thumbs up on tax as it tops World Bank ease of doing business report More >>

Tough Laws Needed To Stop Multinationals’ Rort

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:02:53 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Minister of Finance Bill English needs to face the reality of tightening New Zealand tax laws to make sure multinationals pay their fair share of tax, says New Zealand First Commerce and Revenue Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau.More >>

Improved ACC governance - but risks remain

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:19:07 +1300 | BusinessNZ

The latest consultation on the level of ACC levies demonstrates the improved governance of the ACC scheme, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Seymour Unambitious in Call for Tax Cuts

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:25:19 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on ACT Party leader David Seymour to stick to his classical liberal principles and fight for meaningful tax relief prior to next year's general election to recognise that Kiwi households are better at spending ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: plastic bag activism, and street harassment

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:53 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

A musing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy ...More >>

Why not cut tax today?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:43:07 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“Taxpayers shouldn’t be bribed and manipulated with the vague whiff of tax cuts. Instead, the Government should cut taxes now, then campaign in 2017 on its record, instead of just promises. There’s nothing in the law that forces the Government ...More >>

Wellington City Council shindig costs $51k

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:33:10 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that a Wellington City Council party, held just weeks prior to the Council's elections to celebrate the signing of its new “sister city” agreement with Canberra, cost Wellington City ratepayers more than $51,000. ...More >>

Changes to government finance statistics releases

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:13:59 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ is introducing a new general government information release compiled under the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) framework on 5 December 2016. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Surplus, And Bob Dylan

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:14:55 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T o quote the distinguished Nobel laureate, ‘Something is happening here, and you don’t know what it is, do you Mr Jones?” True, Bob Dylan didn’t have Finance Minister Bill English or Labour leader Andrew Little exactly in mind when he wrote ...More >>

Inland Revenue considers updating farmhouse expenses rules

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:18:27 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is looking to bring tax accounting practice regarding farmhouse expenses into line with the law. More >>

Healthy Surplus Should Be Returned to Kiwis Who Earned It

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:24:04 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming today’s surplus of $1.8 billion shown in the Crown accounts for 2015/16, and is calling on the Government to signal meaningful tax cuts in next year’s budget so that households, and not politicians, spend what ...More >>

Government Financial Statements, year ended 30/6/16

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:16:04 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 were released today. Read more at: More >>

Bigger surplus than expected as migration stokes tax take

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:11:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Finance Minister Bill English today announced a bigger surplus than expected in the last fiscal year as a growing economy underpinned by an expanding population delivered a bigger tax take than anticipated. More >>

Government surplus increases to $1.8 billion

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:01:49 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Finance 13 October 2016 Media Statement Government surplus increases to $1.8 billion More >>

Tax sugary drinks to help our children

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:29:19 +1300 | Green Party

More and more New Zealand children are being hospitalised for tooth decay issues, and the Government needs to implement a sugary drinks tax to help turn this around, the Green Party said today.More >>

National Indifferent to Impact of Power Price Hikes

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:06:26 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

National is showing little concern for the axe hovering above the Kawerau mill which if proposed Electricity Authority power hikes proceed could force it to close with the loss of more than 700 jobs in the Bay of Plenty, says New Zealand First Spokesperson ...More >>

When Politics Feels Personal

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 14:56:26 +1300 | Lindsay Shelton

O ne of the most rewarding parts of editing Wellington.Scoop during this year’s local election campaign has been the comments from our readers. I counted more than 300 of them in September alone.More >>


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