Labour Offer Len Brown a Hotel Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming the Labour Party’s plan to allow councils to levy new ‘pillow taxes’ and regional petrol taxes. Reacting to this afternoons NZ Herald report Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union , … Read more »

New Zealanders willing to pay tax to protect dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

A report released this week shows a large majority of New Zealanders want Mauis and Hectors dolphins protected and they are prepared to pay for it. Read more »

Auckland Councillors, Not Emperors

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

25 JULY 2014 Responding to the NZ Herald report that Auckland Councillors have voted to keep their ratepayer-funded business class travel perks, and considered new rules that would have exempted councillors from Auckland City’s parking charges, Taxpayers … Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Back LGNZ Calls For Greater Transparency

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is backing Local Government New Zealands calls for the Official Information Act to be extended to cover the Local Government Commission. Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

ICT reference group to advise IRD’s Transformation

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is seeking nominations from the New Zealand technology sector for an industry reference group to advise its Business Transformation programme The Information Communications Technology (ICT) Reference Group will be made up of New Zealand ICT … Read more »

Honesty for Taxpayers

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT has a new proposal to make our democracy more accountable. The proposal may seem small but it could be the most significant idea in this election. Read more »

Funding and infrastructure funding models explored

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) held an in-depth master class session on infrastructure funding as part of its conference at Nelson with more than 100 council managers, elected members and local government stakeholders attending. Read more »

Hon Todd McClay: Address to the BDO Tax Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here today. Im especially pleased that youve asked me to talk about the challenges for the NZ tax system and creating certainty. These are very topical issues and two things I am deeply interested in. Read more »

Taxpayer Union “outrageously stupid”

Press Release – Mana Party

Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says a MANA billboard appears to have been funded by taxpayers, and calls it an outrageous use of taxpayer money. Read more »

ACC makes recommendations on levy cuts

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

After considering public feedback, ACC has made some changes to the proposed 2015/16 levies it consulted on during May and June, but will still recommend that the Government implements across the board levy cuts next year. Read more »

Pay It Back Ms Hauiti

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Newstalk ZB report that disgraced MP Claudette Hauiti is refusing to confirm whether or not she has reimbursed taxpayers for misuse of her Parliamentary ‘P-card’, Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Ms Hauiti … Read more »

Public Money? Public Entitled to Know

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Fairfax article that taxpayers are unable to find out the extent of disgraced MP Claudette Hauitis spending, Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

How Kiwi Workers Use the Online Tax Refund System

Press Release – Alexander Communications

MyTax.Co.NZ Survey Reveals How Kiwi Workers Use the Online Tax Refund System And Their Money Read more »

Labour makes desperate sop to the regions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Labour Party’s regional announcement today is a desperate bid to distract people from Labours own internal problems, including how their regionally based candidates and MPs are deserting them, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Te reo Māori videos from IRD help getting tax right

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

As part of celebrating Mori Language Week, Inland Revenue is launching six Introduction to Business videos in te reo Mori. The online videos will help te reo Mori speaking customers who are involved with businesses and not for profit organisations to understand … Read more »

Whyte calls on Craig to name his flat tax rate

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte has hit out at Colin Craig for failing to name his party’s suggested flat tax rate. “Page 9 of The Press today is an advertisement for Colin Craigs Conservative Party and their policy of having two rates of income … Read more »

Aggressive phone scam targets Inland Revenue customers

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of aggressive telephone scammers who are targeting people for money and threatening actions such as deportation and prison if not paid. Read more »

Focus on lifting governance and financial performance

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Without good governance no organisation can hope to succeed. At the annual Local Government New Zealand conference, the delegates discussed ways to improve the governance and financial performance within their organisations. Read more »

GST-Free Rates Will Bring Relief to Household Budget

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rates are a large and often dreaded bill for many home owners, especially those on fixed incomes, says New Zealand First Spokesperson on Local Government Andrew Williams. Read more »

Online government services proving very popular

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Digital Government services are continuing to be a hit with New Zealand families, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today. Read more »

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