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ACT Party Floats Scrapping Road Taxes On Marine Fuel

Sat, 14 May 2022 13:11:48 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“The ACT Party is calling on the Government to scrap road taxes on marine fuel,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court. “Kiwi boaties are currently paying $1.24 cents per litre in taxes, most of that revenue goes into the National Land ...More >>

Government’s Tax Windfall No Help To Kiwi Battlers

Thu, 5 May 2022 12:53:16 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“While Kiwi battlers are tightening their belts in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, Grant Robertson has raked in an extra $2.68 billion in tax revenue off the back of record inflation,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Financial Statements ...More >>

Kiwis Want A Tax Cut

Wed, 4 May 2022 18:47:14 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“With a cost of living crisis, and nearly 70 per cent of New Zealanders demanding a tax cut, the time for beige responses has passed”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “The cost of living crisis requires a crisis response. “Tonight’s Newshub poll ...More >>

Wealth Tax Will Be Met With Huge Opposition

Mon, 2 May 2022 15:16:27 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union will launch a wide-scale "Protect Your Savings" campaign if Labour decides to introduce a wealth tax. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "This morning on The AM Show Jacinda Ardern was given multiple opportunities ...More >>

PM Preparing Massive Tax Flip-flop

Mon, 2 May 2022 12:37:26 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“After categorically ruling out ever implementing any sort of wealth tax under her leadership in 2020, Jacinda Ardern appears to be readying herself for the mother of all flip-flops,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “In 2020 when asked about ...More >>

On Political Can-kicking, And The “Louie Louie” Saga

Mon, 2 May 2022 11:20:48 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

One of the more infuriating aspects of the current political debate is the way the National Party says it would be more rigorous, and more thriftily efficient in running social programmes that - left to its own devices – a National government would ...More >>

Kiwis Can’t Trust Labour On Tax

Mon, 2 May 2022 10:16:59 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

New Zealanders could face new taxes after the Prime Minister today refused to rule out a wealth tax, National’s Finance Spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Despite telling New Zealanders during the 2020 election that she would not implement a wealth ...More >>

Ardern Refuses To Rule Out New Taxes

Mon, 2 May 2022 09:15:53 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Labour is eagerly searching for new taxes to fuel its addiction to spending taxpayers’ money”, says ACT Leader David Seymour. “This morning on AM, Jacinda Ardern claimed that parts of the tax system were unfair and refused to rule out campaigning on new ...More >>

What Are NZ Policymakers Doing To Curb High Inflation?

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 18:36:59 +1200 | Kalkine

Summary The Russia-Ukraine war has escalated the ongoing inflation problem by disrupting the global supply-chain ecosystem. The latest cash rate hike by the New Zealand central bank was the steepest among all, with a jump of 50 basis points. The government has ...More >>

Kiwi Taxpayers Deserve Free Tickets To Avatar 2

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:27:09 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With the official title and teaser trailer for Avatar 2 now unveiled, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on 20th Century Studios to acknowledge the contribution of New Zealand taxpayers with free tickets. A 25 percent rebate for local spending ...More >>

On Parker’s Tax Plan And Musk’s Twitter Purchase

Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:16:31 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Such is our devotion to the ordinary Kiwi battler, we ruthlessly tax the wages they earn and the stuff they buy, while letting people who amass wealth from speculative investment (and stash it in trusts) to go on their merry way, largely untroubled ...More >>

Peter Williams Joins Taxpayers’ Union Board

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 13:32:55 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Peter Williams as a board member. Peter has nearly fifty years of experience in the media as a TVNZ news presenter, sports writer, and radio host. Peter says, “It's appropriately coincidental that ...More >>

Shining A Light On Unfairness In Our Tax System

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:56:30 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Those coming here expecting announcements of new tax policy will be disappointed. None are being made. We have no secret plan to introduce a CGT nor a wealth tax or a deemed income tax, nor others...More >>

No Ifs, No Buts, Wealth Tax Would Be Gone Under ACT

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:24:07 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“Any Government ACT is part of will have no time for envy-fuelled wealth or capital taxes,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, “As Labour plant the seed for increased taxation and National is unclear about what they will or won’t rule out, ACT can ...More >>

TJA React To Revenue Minister’s Tax Principles Act

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 15:56:03 +1200 | Tax Justice Aotearoa

Tax Justice Aotearoa (TJA) welcome the tax principles laid out by Revenue Minister David Parker this afternoon at the organisation’s Tax on Tuesdays event in Wellington. TJA says creating a fact-based tax system will help prevent and reduce economic inequality ...More >>

Greens Call For Urgent Action To Fix Tax System

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:59:02 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is urging the Government to take urgent action to create a fairer tax system that works for all New Zealanders. The call follows an admission today by the Revenue Minister, David Parker that the richest few in New Zealand are not ...More >>

On The Tame Interview, And Macron’s Endless Challenges

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 11:01:08 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

National truly is the party of aspiration. Any centre-right voter who watched their champion’s trainwreck interview with Jack Tame on last Sunday’s Q & A programme would have to conclude that if Christopher Luxon can lead National to victory ...More >>

Half Of Labour’s Car Tax Mistakes Unresolved

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 16:43:32 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Labour needs to move faster to reimburse over half of the Kiwis who were wrongly taxed when they should have received a rebate under the Clean Car Discount Scheme, National’s Transport Spokesperson Simeon Brown says. “Kiwis are picking up the ...More >>

NZTA Plans To Whack Motorists, Towies, And Taxis With Higher Fees

Wed, 6 Apr 2022 16:37:14 +1200 | Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Transport Agency's proposed changes to motor vehicle licensing and registration fees will whack productive New Zealanders with higher costs, warns the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "NZTA is ...More >>

Government Tax Take Continues To Surge

Tue, 5 Apr 2022 14:53:14 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The updated Government financial statements confirm a trend of tax revenues running ahead of forecast and underscore the need for the Government to provide tax relief to New Zealanders, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says. “Today’s ...More >>


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