Retail NZ Calls for Government to Follow Aussie GST Lead

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is stepping up calls for the New Zealand Government to close a tax loophole that lets foreign websites get away without paying GST after the Australian federal Parliament has closed a similar loophole in Australia. Read more »

Better protection for creditors from tax debtors

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Creditors are poised to receive greater protection from businesses owing debts of more than $150,000 as the Government has now set a threshold for reportable tax debt, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. Read more »

Joyce/Collins Overrule IRD Mandarins

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

IRD officials’ preference for requiring every working New Zealander to file annual tax returns appears to have been squashed by Finance Minister, Steven Joyce, and Revenue Minister, Judith Collins. Read more »

New proposals to simplify personal income tax

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. Read more »

Auckland tax fraudster gets 32 months’ jail

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A company director whose labour hire business supplied workers for major Auckland transport projects has been sentenced to nearly three years jail for tax evasion. Read more »

ACT unveils rural platform at Fieldays

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour will present ACTs rural platform for the 2017 election at Fieldays today. Read more »

New storage rules benefitting brewers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe has today seen first-hand the positive impact new offsite storage regulations are having on small to medium sized breweries. Read more »

Tobacco Lobby-Group Breaking Law Claiming Charitable Status

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is concerned that despite the recent appointment of Former Prime Minister Helen Clark as patron of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) New Zealand, the organisation appears to be breaking the law in its public statements that it … Read more »

Big tobacco contributes $1.7 bln to NZ government coffers

Article – BusinessDesk

Big tobacco contributes $1.7 bln to NZ government coffers in 2016 as sales grow Read more »

Tax Threshold Changes Reduce Lifetime Tax by $80k /10 months

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The tax threshold changes in last months budget will see the largest relative tax savings go to those who already shoulder the smallest relative burden: middle-income earners, according to a report released on Monday by the New Zealand Taxpayers … Read more »

Revealed: MFAT Giving Taxpayer Money to North Korea

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that under the current Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade has given $215,000 to North Korean aid projects, despite the despotic regime’s efforts to develop delivery systems for nuclear weapons … Read more »

Position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Hastings Mayor and National Party candidate, Lawrence Yule, needs to clarify whether he supports the Green Partys policy to implement a supermarket bag tax, after he was quoted in a press release on the subject earlier today. Read more »

It’s Time to Talk About Higher Taxes for the Rich

Press Release – Closing The Gap

A truly progressive tax policy which includes capital gain is the only way to tackle both poverty and inequality in New Zealand, so lets start talking about it, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. Read more »

Regulators must evolve or risk hindering fintech growth

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Financial market regulators need to innovate or run the risk of slowing growth in the global NZ$24 billion technology-based financial services industry, warns a new report by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

ALCP Leader wishes Abe Gray all the best

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party wishes Abe Gray all the best with the The Opportunities Party, but thinks he is being overly optimistic about its chances of success. Read more »

Road pricing refuses to acknowledge funding crisis

Press Release – Generation Zero

Road pricing announcement refuses to acknowledge “infrastructure funding crisis” Auckland Director of Generation Zero, Leroy Beckett, says the road pricing announcement refuses to acknowledge the need to address the infrastructure funding crisis and … Read more »

Additional member tax credits due to KiwiSaver members

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Some of ANZs KiwiSaver members since 2009 will receive an additional member tax credit* due to ANZ processing errors. Read more »

US to share more tax information with NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Inland Revenue will receive more information about US multinationals operating in New Zealand following the signing of a new bilateral arrangement with the US Internal Revenue Service to share country-by-country reports Read more »

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Michael Iceman Jones was an outstanding flanker and World Cup winning All Black. More recently hes thrown his weight behind Partnership Schools, specifically the Pacific Advance Senior School in South Auckland. PASS is innovative and making fantastic … Read more »

Road tolls risk being Council cash cow

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that the anticipated announcement this week by the Government giving the green light to road tolls in Auckland should be focused solely on managing demand and be revenue neutral for central and local government. Read more »

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