Government Changes to GST Outrageous
to GST Outrageous
6 JUNE 2014
The New Zealand
Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the changes to GST
announced by Revenue Minister, Todd McClay, as outrageous.
Reacting to Mr McClay’s announcement this morning,
Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’
"These rule changes are not about
reducing complexity and compliance costs. They’re about
raising more revenue for the Government."
clarifying the GST rules for bodies corporate, the
Government is whacking them with rule changes that amount to
a tax grab.”
“Rather than proper consultation, the
Government appears to be making tax legislation by press
release, with a promise of a tax bill retrospectively
applied to today. It is an outrageous process."
Taxpayers’ Union this afternoon published a comment piece
by the former Deputy Commission of IRD, Robin Oliver and tax
specialist Mike Shaw. The piece is available atwww.taxpayers.org.nz.
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