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Beekeepers urged to vote for a commodity levy

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:49:10 +1300 | Apiculture NZ

Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is calling on commercial beekeepers to vote for a commodity levy with voting papers going out this month. More >>

Migrant parent health insurance would reduce taxpayer risk

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:04:41 +1300 | Aaron Martin

Opinion piece: Leading Auckland immigration lawyer Aaron Martin responds to criticism that the Parent visa category reopening would only create a burden on the taxpayer. More >>

'Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:41:43 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the release of the New Zealand Initiative ’s new report, Kiwibuild – Twyford’s Tar Baby , New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Taxpayers rorted in Stephen Barclay saga

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:12:20 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the resignation of Kiwibuild Chief Executive Stephen Barclay, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:24:24 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith’s suggestion that Toyota used threats to garner a $391,000 grant from ratepayers, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:23:42 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Tax Working Group’s expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

New petition calls on Toyota to repay secret $391,000 grant

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:02:07 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has launched a petition calling on Toyota New Zealand to pay back the $391,000 grant secretly given by Palmerston North City Council, for which the Council and Toyota refuse to explain.More >>

Tax relief would end never-ending strikes

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:22:46 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Implementing tax relief would relieve the pressure of low take-home pay and resolve much of the current industrial action, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “It’s understandable that junior ...More >>

Govt must act to support smoking cessation

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:39:38 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The recent increase to cigarettes provides another incentive for smokers to quit but the Government must now ensure that smoking cessation tools are appropriately regulated and able to be used to encourage smokers to quit, National MP Nicky Wagner ...More >>

Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:10:19 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

14 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union , which exposed the handout last week. More >>

The Local Government Minister isn’t doing her job

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:36:41 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta has not met with a ratepayer association since her appointment in 2017. Not even one. More >>

Payroll software providers signing up to offer payday filing

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:05:54 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

The new payday filing system works best for employers with payroll software and Inland Revenue has been working closely with the providers to make sure they’re well placed to meet their clients’ needs when it becomes mandatory in April.More >>

Palmerston North Deal with Toyota Costs Ratepayers $319,000

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:59:39 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

9 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures - for a local warehouse expansion, costing ratepayers $319,000, the Taxpayers’ Union ...More >>

Kiwis to feel impact of higher living costs in 2019

Tue, 8 Jan 2019 17:16:48 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders face another year of higher living costs in 2019 as the impact of bad Government decisions ranging from increased taxes, wasteful spending and poorly thought through regulation start to bite, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams ...More >>

British Petroleum Should Correct Fuel Tax Pamphlet

Tue, 8 Jan 2019 13:06:07 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

8 JANUARY 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers' Union is calling on BP to correct leaflets about the costs of petrol which underestimate the tax component of the price paid for petrol by as much as 10 percent. More >>

Majority of NZ motorists will pay more to drive

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 16:39:07 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

No amount of semantic hair-splitting by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway can change the fact that the majority of New Zealand motorists will be paying more when his motor vehicle levies increases come in, National’s ACC spokesperson Tim Macindoe ...More >>

Be prepared for refund scams

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:28:59 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Automatic tax refunds are coming in 2019 and already scammers are taking the opportunity to trick people into handing over bank account details. More >>

Govt officials resist extension of tobacco excise increases

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:44:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Government officials are resisting calls to continue a planned ramp-up of tobacco excise beyond 2020. More >>

Higher taxes on 1 January will punish poor

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:44:40 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

The Government’s decision to raise tobacco taxes on 1 January will punish the poorest New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Payday filing made simple – talk with your software provider

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:08:21 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland small business owner is crediting his software provider for making payday filing simpler. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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