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Slip in University Rankings - Funding Not the Problem

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 13:53:56 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities' rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union says: More >>

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:29:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. We’ve done the groundwork necessary ...More >>

Business welcomes IRD videos in Mandarin and Korean

Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:27:16 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Six Introduction to Business videos in Mandarin and Korean have been launched by Inland Revenue. The videos are designed to make it easier for businesses and not-for-profit organisations to understand their tax affairs. James Ahn, President of New Zealand ...More >>

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:17:23 +1300 | Environment Southland

At today’s Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this year’s annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. More >>

Next Capital's Vitaco the latest to settle MCN tax dispute

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:34:02 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Vitaco Health Group, the food supplements business majority owned by Australian private equity firm Next Capital, has cut a deal with the Inland Revenue Department which will see it give up $29.9 million of tax losses generated ...More >>

Key's Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:04 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the announcement that ACT MP David Seymour will not be appointed as a Minister. More >>

Only Concession is from the Taxpayer

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:35:13 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunne’s United Future Party, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Farmers back Reserve Bank call on the dollar

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:00:22 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The New Zealand dollar’s strength is ‘Unjustified and Unsustainable’ and Federated Farmers is backing that assessment made by the Reserve Bank in a rare and forceful statement .More >>

Council Can't Hike Rates, Wants to Introduce New Ones

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:52:45 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Aucklanders could face new charges or taxes to fund Len Brown’s $12 billion-plus transport funding gap, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Ministerial Deals Shameful

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:50:29 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for the Prime Minister to explain the Ministerial deals he looks to be doing with his support partners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Local board projects deferred to limit rates rises

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:25:09 +1200 | Auckland Council

Local board capital expenditure projects totalling $30 million for the year 2014-2015 have been deferred by the council’s Finance and Performance Committee. More >>

Taxpayers Forgotten in Ministerial Horse-Trading

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:52:23 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments reported on Radio New Zealand , that he is considering giving Act MP David Seymour a ministerial role because “When they have more staffing and resources as a result of a junior ministerial role it ...More >>

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 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 >>


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