Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to improve and strengthen the tax rules passed its third reading today, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. Building a more competitive and productive economy for New Zealanders is a priority for this Government. Read more »

Rates Rebates payments to ratepayers pass $1 million mark

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Over $1 million in Rates Rebates has been paid to eligible Horowhenua District ratepayers in the current financial year so far. Read more »

E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

Press Release – E tu

E t says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. Read more »

National conversation needed over water pricing

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. Read more »

Message to Apple: Stop This Tax Dodging Corporate Rort

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for better rules for government purchases given Apple, which fails to pay any tax here, has been the dominant supplier of mobile phones. Read more »

Apple’s tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Apples tax bill leaves sour taste for Kiwis Hard working Kiwi taxpayers have every reason to feel outraged by revelations that a massive company like Apple, with billions of dollars of New Zealand revenue, has paid no New Zealand tax over ten … Read more »

NZ petrol companies wary of customs law overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s petrol companies are welcoming a change to 20-year-old customs and excise law but want to make sure they don’t get blindsided by the way officials judge whether a blended fuel will attract more duty. Read more »

Tax relief for flood damaged farms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed Inland Revenues decision to exercise discretions on income equalisation for farmers who are significantly affected by the recent flooding around the Franklin Ward, Hauraki District and Thames- Coromandel … Read more »

Regional Council’s 2017/18 plans summary documents available

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

An information document, which provides a snapshot of the key things the Regional Council intends to deliver in 2017/18, was approved at a Council meeting late last week. Forming part of the Annual Plan process the document updates what was identified … Read more »

Getting councils to focus on their core business

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Auckland Council must focus on its core business after the water crisis highlighted Aucklands failing water infrastructure, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Rates discount for new first homes extended to apartments

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Mayor Justin Lester has announced that a $5000 rates discount for first-home builders will take effect from July 1 and is being extended to cover new apartments. Read more »

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Just Wait Until Tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Are tax cuts tomorrow, or in the never never on Planet National? Asks Taxpayers Union spokesman Jordan Williams. Prime Minister Bill Englishs suggestion that any tax cuts would have to wait until 2018 to be implemented, rather than introduced … Read more »

National must cut taxes before, not after, the election

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The government cannot put tax cuts at risk by delaying them until after the election, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Mayoral Cronyism Hides in Plain Site in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

Wikipedia defines cronyism as giving favours to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. At Rotorua Councils Operations and Monitoring (O&M) Committee Meeting on 9 March 2017, a nominee … Read more »

Incoming turbulence: tax proposals target multinationals

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The New Zealand Government took another big step last week toward implementation of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ( BEPS ) project releasing three discussion documents. Read more »

“…keep the promises you’ve made before making new ones”

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Jane Austen could have been speaking about New Zealand politics when in Pride & Prejudice she wrote of the two leading male characters, Mr Darcy and Mr Wickham: “One has all the goodness and the other all the appearance of it”. Read more »

Poll tax on immigrants could generate $1 billion a year

Press Release – Mark Keating

A tax expert is calling for the introduction of a poll tax on immigrants to help fund the extra infrastructure and public service costs associated with New Zealands growing population. Read more »

Address to the EMA annual payroll conference

Speech – Judith Collins

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to your 20th Annual Payroll Conference. It is a pleasure to be here. Youve asked me to talk about how Inland Revenues Making Tax Simpler is progressing and how advice and feedback from payroll … Read more »

PM Worsens Finances for Holders of Overseas Pensions

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister has seriously worsened the finances of a group of Kiwis and migrants who have overseas pensions, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Golf tournament funding a hole-in-one for corporate welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to today’s announcement that $5.5 million will be invested into golfing events, the Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the Government’s continued support of the tournaments despite previously-funded tournaments failing to meet the expected … Read more »

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