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Response to Interim Report from the Tax Working Group

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:34:49 +1200 | Equality Network

Reducing income and wealth inequality in New Zealand is critical. The research is unequivocal - addressing inequality is fundamental to a healthy society. High inequality contributes to issues such as child poverty, reduces societal cohesiveness and harms ...More >>

Tax Working Group findings support private land conservation

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:49:17 +1200 | Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

QEII National Trust is pleased to see the Tax Working Group’s recommendations acknowledged the scope for the tax system to support, sustain and enhance land protected by QEII covenants.More >>

The Nation: Tax Working Group Chair Michael Cullen

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:36:49 +1200 | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Tax Working Group Chair Michael Cullen • Sir Michael Cullen says there's currently under-taxation at the top end of the income and wealth scale, and under his working group's recommendations "people ...More >>

Capital taxes threaten prosperity

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:38:36 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Either of the Tax Working Group’s proposed taxes on capital would damage investment, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Economist Joe Ascroft says, “One of New Zealand’s key economic challenges is the lack of entrepreneurial ...More >>

Changes on the farm are improving water efficiency

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:12 +1200 | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable, and that allowing irrigators to continue to invest in more modern irrigation systems rather than taxing them will result in the biggest improvements in water use efficiency.More >>

Taxation Group Report A Major Disappointment

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:43:41 +1200 | Social Credit

It is bereft of innovative ideas, signals increasing bureaucracy, and is a regurgitation of outdated tax concepts. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Tax Working Group’s road map

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:20:21 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

T rying to analyse the interim report on the Tax Working Group (TWG) is like trying to review an entire All Blacks game, but at the half- time mark. With so much still to be finalised, Sir Michael Cullen and his colleagues are going to need all the ...More >>

Oxfam statement: Tax Working Group interim report

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:41:21 +1200 | Oxfam

“While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is essential for countries to be able to assess exactly ...More >>

Tax Working Group Report a Good Start

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:40:01 +1200 | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army believes that the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report is on the right track for reducing inequality and making New Zealand a more prosperous society. More >>

Report shows signs of extending the tax net

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:36:03 +1200 | Public Service Association

The options put forward for taxing capital income interim report delivered by the Tax Working Group (TWG) today show good potential for extending the tax net, says the PSA.More >>

Govt won’t rule out tax grab on retirement savings

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:46:36 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Finance Minister is refusing to rule out a tax grab on the retirement savings of hard-working New Zealanders, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.More >>

Tax Working Group proposes wider scope taxing capital gains

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:18:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) - A capital gains tax on the sale of investment property, businesses, shares and other assets such as farms is a step closer if the interim report of the Tax Working Group leads to firm recommendations in its final report ...More >>

Tax Working Group makes “sensible and pragmatic” proposal

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:16:32 +1200 | Institute of Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountants says Tax Working Group makes “sensible and pragmatic” proposal on taxing capital gains More >>

ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:10:03 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is surprised to learn that the Tax Working Group thinks ‘the tax system relies on a relatively narrow range of taxes and is not particularly progressive.' “This will be news to anyone who’s done business in New Zealand. ...More >>

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:01:58 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. More >>

Comprehensive Interim Tax Report a useful step

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:01:14 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The Tax Working Group’s (TWG) Interim Report provides a useful resource for how New Zealand’s tax system could be improved says Federated Farmers vice president Andrew Hoggard.More >>

Tax Working Group proposes capital gains tax in all but name

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:44:59 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Extending the net of capital income taxation will still hit taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Capital Gains Tax still hangs over NZ

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:05:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Today’s report from the Tax Working Group will do little to reduce fears that more taxes are going to be imposed on New Zealand households and businesses, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

Tax fixes not rocket science

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:53:04 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the interim report of the Tax Working Group which pointed to some obvious fixes to make New Zealand more fair and equal. More >>

Westland District Council’s Chief Executive Remuneration

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:48:44 +1200 | Westland District Council

In response to the comments by the New Zealand Taxpayer’s Union regarding the salary paid to the Chief Executive (CE), Westland District Council would like to provide the following:More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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