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New Zealand-Hong Kong tax treaty updated

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:29:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand-Hong Kong tax treaty updated Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today signed a new tax protocol between New Zealand and Hong Kong. The protocol updates the existing double tax agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong, to allow full ...More >>

Scoop Multimedia: Election-Year Housing Policy Debate

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:17:49 +1200 | The Scoop Team

On June 7 representatives from political parties were invited to a debate on how to see all New Zealanders well housed . More >>

Ignore the rhetoric, National thinks you're a rich prick

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:31:27 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"Tax-cutting rhetoric from the Prime Minister is encouraging, but history shows we'll need a stronger ACT to turn rhetoric into action," says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

English puts cart before the horse in tax cut offer

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:22:05 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Tax cuts shouldn’t be contingent on healthy growth and incomes, tax cuts are the pathway to healthy growth and incomes,” said Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, responding to Prime Minister Bill English’s speech to ...More >>

Retail NZ Calls for Government to Follow Aussie GST Lead

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:13:47 +1200 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is stepping up calls for the New Zealand Government to close a tax loophole that lets foreign websites get away without paying GST after the Australian federal Parliament has closed a similar loophole in Australia.More >>

Better protection for creditors from tax debtors

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:57:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Creditors are poised to receive greater protection from businesses owing debts of more than $150,000 as the Government has now set a threshold for reportable tax debt, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says.More >>

Joyce/Collins Overrule IRD Mandarins

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:18:26 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

IRD officials' preference for requiring every working New Zealander to file annual tax returns appears to have been squashed by Finance Minister, Steven Joyce, and Revenue Minister, Judith Collins. More >>

PM's Press Conference 19/6/17: Pike And Houses

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:53:02 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English began this week’s press conference with a recap of his discussions with the Pacific Island Prime Ministers about developing a better trade coordination. English will travel to Auckland this Thursday and Friday before ...More >>

New proposals to simplify personal income tax

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:47:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax.More >>

Auckland tax fraudster gets 32 months’ jail

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:15:32 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

A company director whose labour hire business supplied workers for major Auckland transport projects has been sentenced to nearly three years’ jail for tax evasion. More >>

Finance Minister Joyce says more work needed on personal tax

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:40:51 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Steven Joyce still has income tax in his sights where he sees more room to move on marginal rates but hasn't put a priority on company taxation which the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ...More >>

ACT unveils rural platform at Fieldays

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:51:43 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour will present ACT’s rural platform for the 2017 election at Fieldays today.More >>

New storage rules benefitting brewers

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:21:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe has today seen first-hand the positive impact new offsite storage regulations are having on small to medium sized breweries. More >>

Tobacco Lobby-Group Breaking Law Claiming Charitable Status

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:03:44 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is concerned that despite the recent appointment of Former Prime Minister Helen Clark as patron of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) New Zealand, the organisation appears to be breaking the law in its public statements that it ...More >>

Big tobacco contributes $1.7 bln to NZ government coffers

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:45:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Big tobacco contributes $1.7 bln to NZ government coffers in 2016 as sales grow More >>

Tax Threshold Changes Reduce Lifetime Tax by $80k /10 months

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:10:55 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The tax threshold changes in last month’s budget will see the largest relative tax savings go to those who already shoulder the smallest relative burden: middle-income earners, according to a report released on Monday by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ ...More >>

Revealed: MFAT Giving Taxpayer Money to North Korea

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:40:08 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union can reveal that under the current Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade has given $215,000 to North Korean aid projects, despite the despotic regime's efforts to develop delivery systems for nuclear weapons ...More >>

Position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

Fri, 9 Jun 2017 16:25:35 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Hastings Mayor and National Party candidate, Lawrence Yule, needs to clarify whether he supports the Green Party’s policy to implement a supermarket bag tax, after he was quoted in a press release on the subject earlier today.More >>

It’s Time to Talk About Higher Taxes for the Rich

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 15:51:28 +1200 | Closing The Gap

A truly progressive tax policy which includes capital gain is the only way to tackle both poverty and inequality in New Zealand, so let’s start talking about it, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project “Closing the Gap”, said today.More >>

Regulators must evolve or risk hindering fintech growth

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 13:57:14 +1200 | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Financial market regulators need to innovate or run the risk of slowing growth in the global NZ$24 billion technology-based financial services industry, warns a new report by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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