Tradies get jail time for hiding income

Press Release – New Zealand Inland Revenue

Two tradesmen have been given prison sentences this month for each evading nearly $1 million in tax. Read more »

Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Staples Rodway announces two new Directors

Press Release – Staples Rodway

National accounting and business advisory firm Staples Rodway is growing and has announced two key promotions among its senior staff, Sachin Patel and Kaison Chang have both been named Directors in the Auckland office, less than 18 months after … Read more »

Tax changes dampen property speculation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Revenue MEDIA STATEMENT Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the bright-line test on residential property sales will be extended from two years to five years in legislation currently making its way through Parliament. … Read more »

We welcome refusal to bail-out Fletcher Building

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments decision to rule-out funding for embattled company Fletcher Building is a refreshing change from years of corporate welfare and a bad habit of taxpayers money being used to bailout private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers … Read more »

Cryptocurrency education not regulation the way to go

Press Release – Southern Cross Partners

Resilience and nature of cryptocurrencies will defy lawmakers South Koreas recent attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies and calls for New Zealand to take the lead in this area are misguided because the very appeal of bitcoin is that it cant be … Read more »

Families package is tip of iceberg for families in poverty

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

The Salvation Armys annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Read more »

Telescope array a massive sink of taxpayer money

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union joins top New Zealand physicists in warning against wasting up to $25 million on a telescope array in Australia and South Africa. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, This is a massive cost the … Read more »

250 seminars nation-wide preview latest myIR upgrade

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Tax agents and business people around the country are snapping up opportunities to learn about improvements to Inland Revenues online services. Read more »

NZ Govt prefers taxing cigarettes over saving lives

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says the UKs approach to e-cigarettes shows how New Zealand is dragging the chain. British government body Public Health England has conceded that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than smoking, and is … Read more »

Dunne Speaks: The Current Tax System has had its Day

Column – Peter Dunne

The practice of politics is often best left to politicians, just as running professions is best left to professional bodies. When one tries to meddle in the realm of the other, the result is often not what was intended. The Royal New Zealand College of … Read more »

Callaghan sponsored sell-off is more socialism for the rich

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The news that Snowberry, a Callaghan Innovation-backed company, has been sold to multinational conglomerate Proctor & Gamble highlights the appalling waste of taxpayers money on grants to private businesses, says the New Zealand Taxpayers … Read more »

Callaghan staff can’t fit their suits, need pedometers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Callaghan Innovation spent taxpayer money on suit hire and pedometers as part of their $304,000 entertainment expense blowout in 2015/16. New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, Among their laundry list of entertainment … Read more »

BizDojo takes ratepayer assets to London

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says the liquidation and failure of BizDojo reflects badly on the agencies who gave the business ratepayer money. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, BizDojo has received ratepayer money from both … Read more »

Govt’s support a cornerstone for NZ racing industry success

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Governments support a cornerstone for New Zealand racing industrys success Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Racing, recently confirmed his support for the thoroughbred industry with the announcement that the government … Read more »

Government’s sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says a Government-commissioned NZIER report on sugar taxes debunks popular justification for sugar taxes. Read more »

Travel tax reduction welcome but more consultation wanted

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A planned reduction in the travel tax, known as the Border Clearance Levy, is the right response given the surplus it has raised, the tourism industry says. However, the lack of consultation is concerning. Read more »

Govt Fails to Protect Tobacco Retailers, Punishes Poor

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Government has continued the Nats weak approach to protecting tobacco retailers, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

The myth of the lazy poor

Press Release – The Opportunities Party

I always think twice before diving into the weird and wonderful world that is the comments thread on Stuff, but after a recent article that linked the increase in food parcel deliveries to growing inequality in NZ I felt compelled. My optimism … Read more »

NZ out of step with trading partners

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand is out of step with its trading partners in fully accepting possible changes to its Double Tax Agreements (DTAs) under an OECD framework that’s meant to stamp out rorts by multinational corporations intent on minimising … Read more »

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