NZ’s R&D tax incentive plan viewed as positive

Article – BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s proposal to end Callaghan Innovation’s growth grants and introduce a 12.5 percent research and development tax incentive has been widely viewed as positive by businesses but the opposition party claims … Read more »

Time To Get Tough With Tax Dodging Transnationals

Press Release – CAFCA

For several years now the New Zealand media have drawn attention to the scandalously low amount of tax paid in this country by some of the biggest transnational corporations (TNCs) in the world, particularly the digital economy giants such as Apple, Google, … Read more »

Regional fuel tax coming to a town near you!

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

All New Zealanders should brace themselves for a regional fuel tax as Christchurch City Council seeks to expand the Governments bill, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, Taxes are like … Read more »

NZ tax take short by $800M a year on under-reporting

Article – BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand is missing out on about $800 million in its annual tax take due to the country’s self-employed under-reporting their income by about 20 percent, according to the Inland Revenue Department. Read more »

Questioning the Tax Working Group’s property calculations

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

The Tax Working Group (TWG) appears to be showing an unbalanced approach to rental property investment, by using incorrect calculations and inconsistent assumptions to assess relative tax rates for different asset classes. Read more »

Clear support by Aucklanders for regional fuel tax

Press Release – Auckland Council

The regional fuel tax (RFT) has received majority support from Aucklanders according to a Colmar Brunton poll of just under 4,000 people. Read more »

Proposal to boost research and development via tax credits

Press Release – EMA

A proposal to boost research and development via the introduction of tax incentives is part of a much-needed discussion on how best to apply settings for innovation. Read more »

Plan for more investment in innovation

Press Release – BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says proposals for R&D tax credits could help more New Zealand companies innovate. Read more »

Govt planning to reduce support for business R&D

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government is planning to reduce support for business research and development in New Zealands fast-growing R&D intensive tech firms, National Party Research, Science and Innovation Spokesperson Parmjeet Parmar says. Read more »

NZ government proposes 12.5% R&D tax incentive

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government has proposed phasing out the Growth Grant administered by Callaghan Innovation and introducing a 12.5 percent research and development tax incentive in a discussion document released today. Read more »

Government R&D goal welcomed

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the release of the Governments discussion document on Research and Development Tax Incentives. Read more »

R&D tax incentive discussion document – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash have released a discussion document on a proposed Research and Development tax incentive. Read more »

Taxpayer Hero: Dr Megan Woods

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The eradication of Callaghan Innovations controversial Growth Grants in favour of a rules-based R&D tax incentive is a major victory for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams … Read more »

Manufacturers welcome proposal for R&D

Press Release – Manufacturing NZ

ManufacturingNZ says tax incentives for research and innovation are a good step towards a higher-innovation economy. Read more »

Govt should lower corporate rate

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

In 2008, the Governments economic advisor set out various concerns about an R&D tax credit. Read more »

R&D tax incentive discussion document released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Today Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash released the Research and Development Tax Incentive Discussion Document for public consultation. Read more »

Builder jailed for pocketing $1.5m of employees’ tax

Press Release – New Zealand Inland Revenue

A businessman involved in the Canterbury rebuild has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail for not paying $1,517,293 of his employees tax deductions to Inland Revenue. Read more »

GST Calculator launched by MoneyHub

Press Release – MoneyHub

Responding to the needs of small business owners, MoneyHub has launched a one-click GST calculator on its website, compatible with desktops, tablets and phones. Read more »

Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Theres just over a week remaining to tell the Finance and Expenditure Committee what you think about the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill, with submissions closing at midnight on Friday 20 April 2018. Read more »

Aussie Tax Office Coming for NZ Retailers: Time NZ Acted

Press Release – Retail NZ

13 April 2018 Aussie Tax Office Coming for Kiwi Retailers Time for NZ Govt Action New rules mean New Zealand online retailers need to register for Australian GST from 1 July if they sell to Aussie consumers, and Retail NZ has renewed its call for our … Read more »

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