National reducing tax compliance costs for SMEs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National is committed to making it easier and quicker for New Zealanders to meet their tax obligations by investing in a more modern, efficient and flexible tax system that will simplify the way businesses pay tax. Currently, small business owners … Read more »

Meet the Real Colin Craig

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Watching Conservative Party leader Colin Craig struggling to explain his tax policy on The Nation this morning finally revealed that he is making dishonest promises. Read more »

Closing the Gap on Health and Housing

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Inequality is the biggest problem facing New Zealand at the present time says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Closing the Gap. It underlies many of our social ills, poverty, lack of trust, an economy that could do much better, and a poor uptake … Read more »

Small Window of Opportunity for NZ First

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is repeating calls for New Zealand First leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, to front up with policy detail that will allow his manifesto to be costed ahead of the September 20 election. The economic expert the Taxpayers Union has … Read more »

Student Debt Promise Would Cost $8,300+ Per Household

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to reports that the Internet-Mana Party want to forgive existing student loan debt. Taxpayers Union Spokesperson Ben Craven says: Read more »

Conservative’ policy-on-the-hoof has reached full gallop

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Conservative Party has a tax policy with no tax rate. Christine Rankin announced to a crowd of over 100 that she would pay for a $20,000 tax free threshold by raising $4 billion by taxing alcohol.” said ACT leader Jamie Whyte Read more »

Feds Manifesto- ACT says business as usual is not ok

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

A cursory read of Federated Farmers 2014 election manifesto shows their key policy aspiration was nothing much new, but perhaps thats to be expected from an apolitical lobby group, not a political party ACT primary industry spokesman and former … Read more »

ETS to go this time

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The ACT Party will make scrapping the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) a high priority during negotiations with National post election said Robin Grieve, Joint Primary Industry Spokesperson. Read more »

Key’s credibility – death by a thousand tax cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys fingers-crossed promise to provide $1500 a year in tax cuts would cost two or three times as much as he claims, providing yet another blow to his fiscal credibility, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Conservatives Secret Tax Agenda Revealed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Conservatives Epsom candidate Christine Rankin today revealed a secret tax plan to radically increase excise tax on alcohol in order to fund their $20,000 income tax-free threshold while at the Epsom Candidates debate held Wednesday night at Kings … Read more »

Aspirational taxes are the Best Taxes

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New Zealand could have a tax system that underpins wealth creation not wealth destruction, said Dr. Jamie Whyte, and it would take only six years to do it. Read more »

ACT says let’s have tax cuts that create prosperity

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Nationals tax cuts are modest because they are an election bribe for the redistribution of income. Read more »

Water Tax is Ludicrous And Detrimental

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ would like to re-iterate its views on the introduction of a water tax which is included in the Labour and Green Parties fresh water policies. Read more »

Are the Greens still an Environmental Party?

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Analysis of the spending promises by the Green Party this election year, shows that only 9% of the Partys committed spending relates to environmental priorities. According to the Taxpayers Union Bribe-O-Meter ‘ of the $4.9 billion in new … Read more »

NZIER report on Labour’s Capital Gains Tax policy

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand Labour Party has issued a media release calling into question the efficacy of the report authored by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). Read more »

Norman Plays the Man Not the Ball

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is reacting angrily to the inference by Green Party Co-leader Russell Norman on Twitter that the independent expert who uncovered serious flaws in the Green Partys wage policy costings, is right-wing or otherwise bias. Read more »

John Key’s tax cut turns into a facts cut

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is being hauled over the coals for his hypocrisy by announcing tax cuts without the facts yesterday and rightly so, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

FTT Offers Viable Solution

Press Release – DSC

The 2014 election campaign has nudged the need for a Financial Transaction Tax into the spotlight, with several parties promoting the tax which has been Democrats for Social Credit policy since the late 1980s. Read more »

David Parker letter to NZIER

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Please find attached the letter David Parker wrote to NZIER today, pointing out fundamental errors with the analysis in the report commissioned by Federated Farmers and shown on One News. Read more »

Labour Should Recommit to Abolishing ‘Taniwha Tax’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Sir Bob Jones New Zealand Herald commentary about Auckland Council requiring ‘cultural impact assessments as part of resource consent applications under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP), Taxpayers Union Executive Director … Read more »

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