Price of petrol up 20 cents before Govt fuel taxes

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Figures released by Statistics NZ today show petrol prices for the year to June were up 20 cents per litre, even before the Governments extra 25 cents per litre tax increases started coming into force on 1 July, National Party Transport spokesperson … Read more »

AIM’s early adopters experience simpler provisional tax

Press Release – New Zealand Inland Revenue

More than 1,100 customers have opted for more certainty around their provisional tax obligations by signing up for the new Accounting Income Method (AIM). Read more »

Dozens take up Wellington rates rebate offer on new homes

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Nearly 50 new home builds in Wellington in the last year have taken advantage of a new rates rebate incentive introduced by Mayor Justin Lester. Read more »

Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Greater local powers must come with great responsibility 16 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Rates for new financial year set

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Property rates for the 2018/19 financial year have been officially adopted by Hastings District Council today [July 12]. Final decisions on the years work programme and budget were decided in June, as part of the Long Term Plan (LTP). That process … Read more »

Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Queenstown Mayors proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, As though its not already costly enough for people to … Read more »

Council targets Airbnb and misses the mark

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Auckland Councils new Airbnb rate falls dismally short of the mark and fails to reduce unfairness for traditional accommodation providers, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

Sugar tax will help stem the rising tide of type 2 diabetes

Press Release – Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand strongly supports the recent call by DHB heads for New Zealand to introduce a sugar tax. Read more »

Invercargill City Council on naughty list

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union says ratepayers have been let down by Invercargill City Councils decision to spend almost quarter of a million on a building to store Christmas lights. Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, First the … Read more »

Increasing Evidence Shows Sugar Taxes Ineffective

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says that calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages are misguided and there is increasing international evidence that shows sugar taxes are ineffective in reducing obesity. Read more »

Acting PM – the Govt’s evidence-based voice on sugar tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters may be this Governments one evidence-based voice on sugar tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Strikes give small businesses a breather

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Todays strike action by 4000 bureaucrats from Inland Revenue and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment will give small businesses a temporary breather from onerous compliance costs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. I welcome this action … Read more »

Christchurch restaurateur gets home D for tax evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Christchurch restaurateur Jonathon Charles Schwass has been given six months home detention for not passing on more than $250,000 of his employees tax deductions. Read more »

Christchurch City Council did not tender $1.245m touch wall

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Christchurch City Council failed to pursue an open tender process for their $1.2m touch wall, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Trucking companies growing rich on taxpayer handouts

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

The government should make the trucking industry pay the full costs of the roads they travel down, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Read more »

Robertson should return surplus to taxpayers

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

A surplus of more than $5.2 billion in the eleven months to May shows the Government is overtaxing hardworking New Zealanders, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Ombudsman judgment against Christchurch City Council welcome

Press Release – Christchurch City Council Read more »

‘Risky’ four well-beings Bill puts cart before the horse

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers says a return to a looser legislative mandate for local government activities presents a “depressing scenario” for those who foot the bill – ratepayers. Read more »

Transmission Gully, not Revenue Gully

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments suggestion to toll the new Transmission Gully motorway appears to be another revenue-grab, despite the Transport Ministers claims otherwise, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke … Read more »

Tax simplified for individual taxpayers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tax bill introduced to Parliament will mean automatic tax refunds for around 750,000 New Zealanders. Read more »

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