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Bring back the old Ron Mark!

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:24:28 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Ron Mark’s use of NH90 helicopters for his home commute is stunning in light of previous comments that the aircraft in question are ‘unreliable money guzzlers’, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke ...More >>

Victory for Hamilton ratepayers as name-change bid collapses

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:53:08 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union this morning delivered a petition to Hamilton City Council and Mayor Andrew King urging against wasting ratepayer money on a non-essential name change. The petition statement reads: I oppose the use of ratepayer resources ...More >>

ACT Forces Tobacco Tax Backdown

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:11:11 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Associate Health Minister’s backdown on tobacco taxes. "Just two weeks ago, Jenny Salesa was neglecting her basic ministerial duties by not answering written parliamentary questions on tobacco taxes. ...More >>

Progressive company tax would be a nightmare

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:50:30 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is alarmed that the Tax Working Group is floating a progressive company tax. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Sir Michael Cullen has floated opening the same loophole that Australia ...More >>

Your chance to decide what’s fair - Tax Working Group

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:02:29 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says participation by working people and users of public services is vital for a fair outcome in the Government’s Tax Working Group consultation process . "People in paid work make up a huge proportion ...More >>

Cut Corporate Welfare Before Going After ‘Rich Pricks’

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:56:00 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“The Government should be focussed on reducing wasteful spending before introducing new taxes", says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

IRD: Some share sales may constitute dividend avoidance

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:54:11 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has issued a Revenue Alert, RA 18/01, advising that some share sales to related entities may be considered tax avoidance in the form of dividend stripping. More >>

Capital gains tax among most contentious issues: Tax Group

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:39:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 14 (BusinessDesk) - The government's Tax Working Group is encouraging submissions on capital gains taxes and land taxes, while stressing that owner-occupier housing is out of bounds. More >>

Future of Tax seeking public opinion

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:57:07 +1300 | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the release of the Tax Working Group background paper The Future of Tax . More >>

Working group lines up more taxes

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:35:56 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders will be deeply suspicious and rightly so about the Labour Party’s plan for new taxes as signalled today by their tax working group, National Party Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

Tax Working Group open minded on how to future proof tax

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:09:11 +1300 | Tax Working Group

A national conversation is well underway on the future of tax and the Tax Working Group remains open minded about where it will lead. More >>

Taxpayers' Union welcomes value capture tax

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:28:27 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Minister of Finance’s decision to investigate a Value Capture Tax in Auckland to pay for infrastructure is an intelligent application of the ‘user pays’ principle, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan ...More >>

ATEED staff paid to entertain media, superyacht owners

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:33:09 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance reveals that ATEED hosted 76 ‘stakeholders’ at the 2018 ASB Classic. The high-flying guests were given free tickets, and across 10 days were wined and dined by 18 ATEED staff on the taxpayer dollar. Ratepayers’ ...More >>

IRD seeks feedback on guidance for donation tax credits

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:55:40 +1300 | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Schools and parents are being invited to submit feedback on draft guidance for the tax implications of donations and other payments made to schools. More >>

Government finances exceed forecast

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:26:07 +1300 | RNZ

The Government's finances are in better shape than expected because of a stronger tax take. More >>

M&A off to strong start, but challenges on the horizon

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:38:35 +1300 | Chapman Tripp

Regulatory risk featured large in the mergers and acquisitions ( M&A ) market last year and is shaping up to be a big factor again this year, says Tim Tubman, who heads up Chapman Tripp’s corporate team. More >>

Wealth tax would be a mistake

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 10:44:03 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The decision by the Tax Working Group, chaired by Sir Michael Cullen, to consider the introduction of a wealth tax is a dangerous step, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers Union Economist Joe Ascroft says “New Zealand is a relatively ...More >>

Federated Farmers surveys members on tax views

Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:36:44 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Responses to a new survey will inform the Federation’s submission to the Tax Working Group. More >>

Staples Rodway appoints tax guru as Board Chair

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:10:57 +1300 | Staples Rodway

Accounting and business advisory firm Staples Rodway Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Dickeson as its new Auckland Chairperson. More >>

Speech: Nash - International Fiscal Association Conference

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 14:52:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s my great pleasure to be able to join you here today in Queenstown. The IFA conference is a highlight for any Revenue Minister as it provides an opportunity to refresh dialogue with tax experts who have a keen interest and investment in robust ...More >>


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