New Zealand research supports global shift in workforce

Press Release – WooHoo

Research undertaken on behalf of WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds supports the global trend of more people working multiple jobs and adjusting to this insecurity. Weve been watching this trend with interest and wanted to know more, says Cilla Hegarty, … Read more »

Council shouldn’t revenue grab from windfall valuations

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Council should state clearly they will not try and capture revenue as a result of the latest valuations and needs reminding that the Citys skyrocketing property values doesnt change the level or cost of Councils services, says … Read more »

Restaurateur jailed for three years for tax evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

An Auckland restaurateur whose company evaded more than one million dollars of tax has been jailed for three years. Khalid Mehmood was sentenced at Manukau District Court this morning after pleading guilty to 144 charges of filing false PAYE, GST … Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Joins Global Effort

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union has joined forces with 21 other taxpayer and free market groups from around the world to support national tax autonomy and oppose international tax changes that include harmonising’ tax rates or introducing new … Read more »

10 Year Passports Looking Likely

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union understands that the Government is considering the reintroduction of ten year passports in changes to the Passports Act expected before the end of the year. Read more »

IRD taps Accenture as preferred provider for IT re-design

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department has named consultancy group Accenture as its preferred partner for the first stage of a complete overhaul of operations. Read more »

Inland Revenue Selects Accenture as Preferred Provider

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue has selected Accenture as its preferred provider of design services for the first stage of its business transformation programme. Read more »

New Report Shows Corporate Welfare Costing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has launched new a report, Monopoly Money, which examines the cost and case for New Zealands extensive corporate welfare programmes. The report follows recent comments by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan , who questioned the … Read more »

NZ’s tax system second most competitive in the world

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Findings that New Zealands tax system is the second most competitive of all 34 OECD countries reflect changes that should be promoted more internationally, says Greg Thompson, Partner and National Director, Tax at Grant Thornton New Zealand. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators September 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 3:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/6/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit decreased from $4.4 billion, to $2.9 billion. The continued narrowing of the OBEGAL deficit was a result of further growth in the nominal economy (leading to a higher tax take). Read more »

English wary on tax take, could threaten surplus

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the … Read more »

Treasury Tells National Housing Policy Will Worsen Problems

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Tells National That Housing Policy Will Make Problem Worse 6 OCTOBER 2014 Read more »

Election result brings activity to residential property

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for September have increased 6.4% over the past year and 1.1% over the past three months. This means they are now 16.2% above the previous market peak … Read more »

Response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union

Press Release – Jordan Williams

The allegation that I have worked with others to discredit public health efforts is wrong. My public comments in relation to public health researchers have been where academics have mislead the public about official support or endorsement, and where … Read more »

Slip in University Rankings – Funding Not the Problem

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities’ rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. Weve done the groundwork necessary … Read more »

Business welcomes IRD videos in Mandarin and Korean

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Six Introduction to Business videos in Mandarin and Korean have been launched by Inland Revenue. The videos are designed to make it easier for businesses and not-for-profit organisations to understand their tax affairs. James Ahn, President of New Zealand … Read more »

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Press Release – Environment Southland

At todays Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this years annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. Read more »

Next Capital’s Vitaco the latest to settle MCN tax dispute

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Vitaco Health Group, the food supplements business majority owned by Australian private equity firm Next Capital, has cut a deal with the Inland Revenue Department which will see it give up $29.9 million of tax losses generated … Read more »

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