Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Taxpayers' Union Dusts Off Cheque Book

Taxpayers' Union Dusts Off Cheque Book to Qualify for Tax Relief

Eager to qualify for the only tax cut contained in yesterday’s budget, theTaxpayers’ Union will this morning present a cheque to Treasury to cover the lunch provided at yesterday’s budget lock-up.

"So we don’t miss out on the tax cut to cheque duty, rather than pay for our taxpayer funded lunch with cash, we’ve dusted off our cheque book to make the payment,” says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union.

“We’d be surprised if anyone even notices this arbitrary effort to cut taxes. It will save New Zealanders, on average, one dollar per year.”

Yesterday’s budget forecasts that over the next four years, total surpluses will equal $4,935 per household.

“Of $4,935, Kiwi taxpayers get back $1 from the only tax cut contained in yesterday's budget. Only the minority who still use cheques will even qualify."

"No wonder John Key has hinted at tax cuts during the election campaign. This is a tax cut that benefits only the one per cent who still use cheques. What’s next, removing excise tax on fountain pens?"

"We’re calling on the Government to lay out a clear and meaningful program of reducing tax and compliance costs."

The Taxpayers’ Union fights for lower taxes and value for money from every tax dollar. New Zealanders are welcome to donate their tax cut by sending a cheque to PO Box 10518, The Terrace, Wellington.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Children’s Commission Report On CYF

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “dump and run culture of neglect” is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Eden Prison: Serco Inquiry Extended

A two month delay to the Government investigation into prison fight clubs shows the extent of problems within the Serco circus, says Labour’s Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More>>

ALSO:

Health And Safety: Late Addition Of National Security Provisions A Concern

The New Zealand Law Society has expressed its significant concerns at the last-minute addition to the Health and Safety Reform Bill of provisions for a closed material procedure for court proceedings where national security is involved. More>>

ALSO:

Rugby And Beer: World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

ACT MP David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill completed its third reading by 99 to 21... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news