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Climate Change Seminar at the University of Auckland

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:22 +1200 | University of Auckland

Perspectives on climate change as a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge is the subject of a seminar hosted by the University of Auckland next month. More >>

Council Risking Ratepayer Money on Office Development

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:06:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is cautioning the Wellington City Council’s proposed ‘economic development’ venture which may see ratepayer money used to compete against existing Wellington property owners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, ...More >>

Auckland Council in Spin Cycle Over Taniwha Tax

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:04:20 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Auckland Council needs to rein in its spin doctors and give an honest account of how much the ‘Cultural Impact Assessment’ requirements are costing Aucklanders. Last week the Taxpayers’ Union launched The Taniwha Tax: Briefing paper on Auckland ...More >>

Christchurch ratepayers urged to fight to keep assets

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:45:59 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

In her address to a local meeting today, DSC leader Stephnie de Ruyter urged Christchurch ratepayers to fight to retain full ownership of strategic infrastructure assets by lobbying the government for a more creative solution. More >>

Council on track for a surplus

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:59:04 +1200 | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has achieved an operating budget surplus for the first nine months of the 2014/15 financial year. More >>

Work It Out – New Zealand Gets Tax Refund Ready

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:49 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

Customers who may be due a tax refund are being encouraged to “work it out” online, as Inland Revenue enters its busiest time of the year. More >>

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:38:13 +1200 | David Rankin

“Taniwha Tax” culturally wrong and easily solved – says Maori academic As developers and property owners face thousands of dollars in fees for Maori "cultural impact assessments" on thousands of sites across Auckland, a Maori academic says there ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union Welcomes PM's Team NZ Comments

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:30:26 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the reported comments of the Prime Minister, that taxpayer-funding of Team New Zealand was “at the end of the road”, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Survey - Aucklanders willing to pay for better transport

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:56:04 +1200 | NZCID

Survey findings demonstrate Aucklanders are willing to pay for better transport services and reduced congestion More >>

Racing Ministers tax comments "Naive".

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:07:45 +1200 | Greyhound Protection League NZ

Racing critics are pouring scorn on Racing Minister Nathan Guys comments about revenue lost offshore to overseas bookmakers. More >>

Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:24:06 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the call for soda taxes from University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn, and University of Otago Associate Professor, Nick Wilson, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:More >>

Capital Gains Tax misses the point

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:10:32 +1200 | Auckland Property Investors Association

Auckland, New Zealand - 17th May 2015 - The Reserve Bank’s call for ‘fresh consideration’ on tax policy for properties misses the point in addressing the current Auckland housing imbalance.More >>

Apology to Hon Peter Dunne

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:59:45 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union wishes to apologise to Hon. Peter Dunne, in response to his criticism of the Taxpayers’ Union for missing an example of government waste in yesterday’s edition of the Dominion Post. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, ...More >>

Tax compliance costs for SMEs continue to fall

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:58:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed a report showing tax compliance costs for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) continue to fall. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Reserve Bank and Auckland Housing

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:53:19 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The ‘crisis – what crisis ?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable. So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday ...More >>

Auckland man jailed for make-believe GST refunds

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:17:53 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

A prolific Auckland offender has been jailed for more than two years for fraudulently claiming GST refunds on behalf of several fictitious businesses. While serving home detention, Andrew Myer McGirr filed false GST claims on several occasions in 2010 ...More >>

RBNZ right to suggest tax changes for housing

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:52:40 +1200 | NZMEA

In a speech today, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Grant Spencer suggested fresh consideration is needed on policy to address the tax-preferred status of housing, particularly for investors. We support this call to correct tax imbalances which ...More >>

John Key must introduce a Capital Gains Tax

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:30:29 +1200 | Green Party

John Key needs to recognise his government’s policies are driving up house prices and instead adopt the Reserve Bank’s recommendation to introduce a Capital Gains Tax, the Green Party said today.More >>

Government Way Behind Eight Ball on Corporate Tax Avoiders

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:20:51 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

“Given that the New Zealand government is softening up the public for a GST increase on imported goods and services, by lowering the $400 exemption, it is high time to stop turning a blind eye to corporate tax avoidance in New Zealand,” says New Zealand ...More >>

Impact of Zero Hour Contracts on Tax Returns

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:46 +1200 | NZ Tax Refunds

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds welcomes the recent announcement by Restaurant Brands that ‘zero hour’ contracts will no longer be offered to employees. According to WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds, many of their customers who are owed a tax refund are those on zero ...More >>


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