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Free Press 25/7/16

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:57:27 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

David vs Jacinda This week David Seymour takes aim at the teacher unions’ bullying tactics, and Jacinda Ardern is a pyromaniac in a field of strawmen. The full Sunday Star Column is here . The Labour Party need to show they are capable of criticising ...More >>

NZ levies one of the world’s lowest property purchase taxes

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:46:44 +1200 | UHY Haines Norton

New Zealand levies one of the world’s lowest property purchase taxes on prime real estate - global UHY study reveals More >>

Home Grown tobacco claims about protecting profits

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:20:01 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

It is common practice for the Tobacco Industry to play on fears about illicit trade as they have done recently here in New Zealand with home grown tobacco. More >>

Pokie takings increase

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:08:45 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Proceeds from pub and club gaming machines in the second quarter of this year were $9.1 million or 4.4 per cent more than for the same period last year, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending at 30 June 2016 was $216.1 ...More >>

Corporate Welfare for RLWC Shows Government Priorities

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:49:51 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says health, education and fixing New Zealand’s housing crisis would be a much better use of the $1.35 million of taxpayer money that the Government will use to subsidise the 2017 Rugby League World Cup , which New Zealand ...More >>

Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:21:44 +1200 | University of Auckland

A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi in collaboration with experts at Cambridge University. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union Calls For Examination of Term Limits

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:52:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is suggesting that term limits for local councillors may be a way to bring fresh thinking into local government. It is releasing a table of New Zealand’s longest-serving politicians, which shows the turnover of local councillors ...More >>

IRD insists project tracking below budget

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:17:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 15 (BusinessDesk) - The Inland Revenue Department says a 10-year project to overhaul its IT infrastructure and introduce new processes to make it easier for taxpayers is still tracking below budget. More >>

IRD transformation programme on time and under budget

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:16:38 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

The BusinessDesk story run on yesterday on the cost of Inland Revenue’s business transformation project risks giving the impression the programme is running over budget. In fact the project is continuing to track on plan and is currently ...More >>

Budget 2016 information release

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:38:04 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has published documents relating to Budget 2016 decisions on its website and these can be found at the following link: More >>

Sustainable Insurance: How’s your Financial Wellness?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:11:42 +1200 | Sustainable Mortgage and Insurance Brokers

Your Financial Adviser is most likely one of those people like your Doctor or Dentist who you know should talk regularly but put off due to procrastination or fear. At Sustainable we understand this is perfectly normal for our clients and new customers.More >>

Uber might not be a taxi firm but it must pay tax

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:56:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 13 July 2016 Uber might not be a taxi firm but it must pay tax Uber needs to explain how it paid only $9000 in tax when it earned $1m in revenue and is one of the fastest ...More >>

Tax changes should have been made 3 years ago

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:32:31 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 13 July 2016 Tax changes should have been made 3 years ago National could have avoided the international stain on our reputation from the Panama Papers if it had let IRD’s ...More >>

Contractor gets home detection for not paying income tax

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:37:40 +1200 | Inland Revenue Department

A Wellington contractor has been given six months’ home detention after failing to pay nearly $240,000 in income tax and GST. More >>

Questions over covert taxpayer funding mayoral campaign

Sat, 9 Jul 2016 20:43:35 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has been leaked an email from a senior Labour Party insider which appears to reveal that the Labour Party have used taxpayer money to produce a promotional video of Wellington’s controversial Deputy Mayor, and mayoral candidate ...More >>

Efforts To Simplify Taxation of ESS Commendable

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:49:46 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

Efforts to reduce the complexity of the tax treatment of employee share schemes ( ESS ) are commendable but current proposals by Inland Revenue ( IR ) go too far, says Chapman Tripp.More >>

Interest and investment tax proposals released

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 12:25:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A discussion document released today could simplify taxpayers’ end-of-year processes while improving accuracy in the system, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open.

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 14:11:02 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust before applications close on 30 September 2016. More >>

Cheating on Taxes No Obstacle to Securing Visas

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 16:43:36 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

A bewildering disconnect between Immigration NZ, Internal Affairs and IRD could lead to New Zealand citizenship and residency granted to tax cheats, says New Zealand First.More >>

Key’s $1 Billion Infrastructure Fund A Cruel Joke

Tue, 5 Jul 2016 14:17:20 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

Yesterday’s “off the cuff ” announcement of a $1 billion infrastructure fund at the National party conference has been labelled a “cruel joke” by Democrats for Social Credit Deputy Leader and Finance Spokesperson, Chris Leitch.More >>


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