Tourism GST Should Be Used to Help Regional Airports

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The governments gross under-funding of regional airports is why New Zealand First wants GST from international tourists and extraction royalties kept in the regions, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston … Read more »

Sweet Rebellion: campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax

Press Release – Sweet Rebellion

Sweet Rebellion: a campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in New Zealand Dr. Tiffany Parmenter, BSc(hons), PhD on behalf of Sweet Rebellion. Recently, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we undertook a project aiming to devise strategies … Read more »

Profit gloat clashes with tribal tax exemption opposition

Press Release – Hobson’s Pledge

Waikato-Tainui would be a bit more guarded in gloating about their record year of results and growth if they knew what New Zealanders think about their tax-exempt status, Hobsons Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. Read more »

Waikato-Tainui tax bill a disgrace

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Waikato-Tainui tax bill a disgrace 23 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The self-congratulations by Waikato-Tainui for its record profit announcement today is soured by the fact it doesnt pay company tax on the vast majority of its investments, points out … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern Headlines: Labours deputy leader Jacinda Adern says her ideal job would be Minister for Children in a Labour-led government. She wont say whether she would take over as leader if Andrew Little … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins Headlines: Revenue Minister Judith Collins says she has asked for advice on whether corporate charities should pay tax, after concerns were raised. But she says its not a top priority for her at the … Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the ch-ch-changes at IRD

Column – Gordon Campbell

N ew Zealand may pride itself on being relatively free of political corruption, but the corruption of our political language has built up a fine head of steam. On any number of issues were now supposedly engaged in a conversation about … Read more »

Nats show they’re the tax dodgers’ best friends

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The government is taking the knife to IRD at a time when we need a highly skilled department to ensure that multinationals and speculators dont get away with dodging tax, says Labours Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood. Read more »

Poof! There goes Callahan’s excuse for Oracle R & D funding

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Team New Zealands proposal for the 36th Americas Cup yachts to be built in home countries undermines the $5 million a year of Callahan Innovation corporate welfare available to Americas Cup teams, including American team Oracle (owned … Read more »

IR staff helping shape new department

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

IR staff helping shape new department 19 July 2017 Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome. Feedback from the consultation has driven a number … Read more »

Serious concerns for staff at Inland Revenue

Press Release – PSA

Inland Revenues final decision document on their proposed business transformation shows that the organisation is making sweeping changes to staff roles that will affect service delivery during the rollout of major changes to the tax system, says the … Read more »

Inland Revenue Contact Centre and Office Closures Today

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

19 July 2017 – Inland Revenue is closing some services today so that all of its staff can hear about changes to the organisation. Read more »

Labour Multinational Tax Move a Good Start

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s great news that the Labour Party is proposing a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance, but wants action on multinationals to focus specifically on GST as well as corporate tax. “It’s well reported that some multinationals … Read more »

Let’s not whack businesses (not even the big ones)

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

While every other party tries to score political points by lashing out at big business, ACT will make it more attractive to do business and pay tax in New Zealand. Read more »

Problem yes, but Labour’s solution unrealistic

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Problem yes, but Labours solution unrealistic 18 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Unions Economic Fellow, Jim Rose, says that Labours diverted profit tax does not add up, pointing to the additional revenue the Party claims will … Read more »

$7 million of taxpayer money for power bills

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union can reveal that over $7 million of taxpayer money has been spent on the power bills of 94 of New Zealands largest companies since July 2014. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authoritys (EECA) large energy users … Read more »

Labour to Target $600M in Unpaid Taxes from Multinationals

Press Release – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party would target multinationals operating in New Zealand to ensure they don’t avoid paying tax if it wins power and is targeting $600 million over three years through a “diverted profits tax,” says leader … Read more »

Labour playing catch-up on multi-national tax

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is trying to play catch-up on multi-national tax, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Multinationals must pay fair share of tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will crack down on multinational companies that are dodging paying their fair share of tax, says Labour Leader Andrew Little Read more »

Mr Taxman not picking up the phone

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Up to 55% of calls from taxpayers are being rejected by the IRD because it does not have enough staff rostered on to answer the phones, according to data supplied to the Taxpayers’ Union covering a 2-week period in May this year. Read more »

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