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Seymour Challenged to “Walk the Talk” on Tobacco Taxes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:39:38 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the MP, David Seymour, to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to tobacco excise taxes given he voted with the government to increase them. More >>

Inland Revenue to roll out $25 million information system

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:27:20 +1300 | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue has signed a deal with New Zealand company TEAM Asparona to provide the first stage of a new multi-million dollar information knowledge management system. More >>

IRD follows IRS lead, audits Microsoft over transfer pricing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:03:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Microsoft New Zealand, the local unit of the world's biggest software company, is being audited by the Inland Revenue Dept over transfer pricing, a practice that can be used by multinationals to minimise tax.More >>

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:33:35 +1300 | Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why tax cuts in 2017 would be a bad idea

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:37:27 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on why tax cuts in 2017 would be a (proven) bad idea First published on Werewolf More >>

Billion Dollar Sport Spend Deserves Payback to Kiwis

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:03:21 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Kiwis are forking out nearly a billion dollars annually to fund sport and recreation but can’t get any payback with free on-screen broadcasts of sport, says New Zealand First Sport and Recreation Spokesman Clayton Mitchell.More >>

National letting wealthy tax avoiders off the hook again

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:14:41 +1300 | Green Party

The National Government has failed to stop high income earners from avoiding paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining lobby denied charitable status

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:00:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) has been denied charitable status and the accompanying tax benefits as it's considered an advocacy group, rather than an educational group as it argued.More >>

Make 2017 the Year of E-Fairness, Says Retail NZ

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:43:01 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Government to make one of its 2017 priorities the closure of a tax loophole that allows foreign retailers not to pay their fair share of tax when selling low value goods to New Zealanders.More >>

Northland smokers told: “Beat the Price Increase!”

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:20:05 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Every year thousands of kiwis escape their working lives for a few weeks for a summer holiday – epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and of course the timehonored tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Giving up smoking is consistently ...More >>

Is the IRD playing Grinch by taxing Christmas cheer?

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:30:21 +1300 | Crowe Horwath

There is no such thing as an easy year in farming and after 12 months of fighting fluctuating commodity prices, legislative curve balls and more often than not the weather, agribusiness owners and workers alike have well and truly earned a pat on ...More >>

Matching whiskies to tax reforms

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:53:22 +1300 | BDO New Zealand

In a light hearted video, complete with the stirring strains of the bagpipes; proud Scot, whisky enthusiast and Head of Tax at BDO NZ, Iain Craig has matched impending tax reforms to some of his favourite single malt whiskies. More >>

Low Rates Option Must Be Included in Budget Consolation

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:43:04 +1300 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

A fiscally prudent option for rate raises of 2% or less and must be included in Auckland Council’s consultation documents in the lead up to Phil Goff’s first Auckland Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. Tomorrow Councillors will ...More >>

Faster GST refunds from February 2017

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:24:54 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A change made to tax rules will provide businesses with faster access to GST refunds from February next year, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Multinational Tax Crackdown Needs to Go Further

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:20:04 +1300 | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s right that multinational companies should pay their fair share of tax on profits earned in New Zealand, but that the Government’s proposed crackdown on tax-dodging by foreign companies also needs to include specific action on GST.More >>

Government remains limp on multinational tax

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:11:47 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s cabinet paper on tax avoidance by multinational companies is a half-pai kick for touch with the election looming, says Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson.More >>

NZTU Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Finance

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:50:40 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union congratulates Bill English on his appointment to Prime Minister and welcomes comments by Steven Joyce over the weekend in relation to the prudent spending of taxpayers’ money.More >>

Q+A: Steven Joyce

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:22:51 +1300 | TVNZ

National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce: the game has changed National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the resignation of John Key has changed the game for the next election. “Well, it’s a different ...More >>

Taking sugary drinks to task

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:19:13 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The NZ Dental Association is proposing a slew of moves to tackle the negative impacts of sugary drinks. More >>

NZMA calls for tax on sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:06:04 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is calling on the Government to put in place a tax of 20% or more on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). More >>


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