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Tax Working Group should have an Agri-sector voice

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:59:51 +1300 | Federated Farmers

A new Tax Working Group should have primary sector representation says Federated Farmers. Sir Michael Cullen is to chair the Group from February next year and the Federation recommends that farming and fellow industry stakeholders get a voice.More >>

Cullen-led tax working group investigate fairer tax system

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:59:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The government has appointed former Finance Minister Michael Cullen to lead a tax working group tasked with brainstorming a fairer and more balanced tax system. More >>

Labour's $4m Hollow Elephant

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:43:00 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“The Government's announced $4m Tax Working Group has already ruled out so many options it should be pronounced Dead on Arrival and stopped" says ACT Leader David Seymour.More >>

Tax Working Group underwhelming

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:41:41 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Government’s Tax Working Group announcement looks like an eighteen month long rubber stamp for a Capital Gains Tax, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:31:07 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group 23 NOVEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:07:49 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. "Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration ...More >>

Tax Working Group Terms of Reference announced

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:44:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Towards a fairer tax system - Tax Working Group Terms of Reference announced Hon Grant Robertson Hon Stuart Nash More >>

Destiny International Trust, Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:20:10 +1300 | Charities Registration Board

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities’ persistent failure to meet their annual ...More >>

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:00:14 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment Retail NZ is asking Revenue Minister the Hon Stuart Nash to stand by his commitment to make sure that foreign websites are paying their share of GST, after reports that he "jumped the gun" in ...More >>

Chartered accountants want training from IR

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:46:17 +1300 | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Issues experienced with GST changes earlier this year have prompted Chartered Accountants to request more training from Inland Revenue (IR) ahead of the implementation of the new income tax system, the latest Satisfaction with IR survey released today ...More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Government Commitment on GST

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:50:44 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed comments by Revenue Minister the Hon. Stuart Nash that the Government will "absolutely" move to make foreign websites register for GST.More >>

Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:06:36 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected in the past Government's PREFU , says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Facilities necessary, but Emirates Team NZ can fund itself

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:23:50 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Finance Minister Grant Robertson should be ruling out even more taxpayers’ money being used to support Team New Zealand’s private sponsors, says the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 20:25:56 +1300 | Retail NZ

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option for Foreign Websites Retail NZ says that an Australian Productivity Commission report released today reinforces the fact that our Government should move immediately to make foreign websites register ...More >>

NZ Super Fund used Appleby law firm

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:13:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has used the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby at the centre of the 'Paradise Papers' tax papers. More >>

5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 12:04:10 +1300 | Oxfam

Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers leak.More >>

NZ govt's operating deficit in line with expectations

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 13:32:45 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ govt's operating deficit in line with expectations in first three months; debt below forecast More >>

Auckland Council receives first value for money reviews

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 17:14:25 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee today received the first four reviews of its three-year value for money programme, agreeing to endorse the recommendations and investigate how they can be implemented.More >>

Paradise Papers: NZ Govt urged to demonstrate leadership

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:36:52 +1300 | Oxfam NZ

The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today.More >>

Statement on Paradise Papers

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 11:40:27 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is aware of the release of papers related to the Bermudan law firm Appleby and is working closely with relevant agencies and our international treaty partners.More >>

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