Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Read more »

Counties Manukau Police warn of IRD scam

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police are warning residents of a phone scam involving Inland Revenue. Recent immigrants and business owners are targeted, with victims being told that the government of New Zealand wishes to gift them a tax refund for being a good citizen. Read more »

Auckland rates notices out from today

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland ratepayers will receive their rates notice for the 2013/2014 rating year from today, the third year of Aucklands three-year move to a single rating system. Read more »

IR4U Hawke’s Bay campaign a success

Press Release – New Zealand Government

1 August 2014 IR4U Hawkes Bay campaign a success Revenue Minister Todd McClay has said that the IR4U Save Time Campaign recently run in the Hawkes Bay has been a success and that similar listening campaigns will be rolled out to other … Read more »

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign – are savers over-taxed?

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign launched earlier this week is based on the proposition that income from at least two forms of savings is currently over-taxed. We examine this claim and the proposed solutions and conclude that the campaign: Read more »

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers contributions are balderdash, says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams. Read more »

Overseas Pension Holders Deserve Justice

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First considers New Zealand’s treatment of overseas pensions a travesty, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Call on Pauline Winter to Front up Or Resign

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Fairfax report that taxpayers are footing the bill for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs Chief Executive and to fly to Auckland most weekends, Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Govt releases review of waste disposal levy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams has released a review into the effectiveness of the waste disposal levy, which makes recommendations to improve fairness in the way the levy is applied and to increase the amount of information available about waste and … Read more »

Major campaign launches to end gross overtaxation of savings

Press Release – Fair Tax for Savers Campaign

Major campaign launches to end gross over taxation of savings, deliver huge retirement income increases Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Support ‘Fair Tax for Savers’ Campaign

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is teaming up with Age Concern, Consumer NZ and the Financial Services Council to support the Fair Tax for Savers campaign which launched this afternoon. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union , says: Read more »

Taxing Struggling Families to Boost Bureaucrats Shameful

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Labour leader David Cunliffes announcement that a Labour Government would ensure public servants would receive at least the Living Wage, significantly more than their private sector counterparts, Taxpayers Union Executive Director … Read more »

Reward Kiwis Who Save, Don’t Hit Them with Taxes

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the campaign to cut high taxes on New Zealands long-term savings. New Zealand First has long recognised the excessive taxation facing savers – that is why we have had a longstanding policy commitment to ensure earnings from … Read more »

Returns Not Royal Treatment Will Lead to Investment

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to the NZ Heralds reporting of a $240,000 bill for taxpayers to wine and dine eleven oil executives – including four nights’ luxury accommodation, a sailing trip, and two Rugby World Cup games, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers … Read more »

SFO Must Examine Disappearance of Tuwharetoa’s $20m

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to the NZ Heralds report into suspected financial irregularities at Tuwharetoa since its Treaty Settlement in 2008, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union , says: Read more »

Businesses sceptical about intergovernmental action on tax

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Only 26% of New Zealand business leaders believe the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan is likely to be successful, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report survey. Read more »

Capital gains in the capital city

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University will today be hosting a public debate on the merits of more comprehensive capital gains taxa step which taxation expert Associate Professor Dr David White considers would be beneficial for New Zealand. Organised by student group Beta Alpha … Read more »

Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming the Labour Party’s plan to allow councils to levy new ‘pillow taxes’ and regional petrol taxes. Reacting to this afternoons NZ Herald report Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union , … Read more »

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

25 JULY 2014 Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, and considered new rules that would have exempted councillors from Auckland City’s parking charges, Taxpayers … Read more »

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