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The Nation: Tax Working Group Chair Michael Cullen

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Tax Working Group Chair Michael Cullen Sir Michael Cullen says there’s currently under-taxation at the top end of the income and wealth scale, and under his working group’s recommendations “people … Read more »

Capital taxes threaten prosperity

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Either of the Tax Working Groups proposed taxes on capital would damage investment, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Taxpayers Union Economist Joe Ascroft says, One of New Zealands key economic challenges is the lack of entrepreneurial … Read more »

Changes on the farm are improving water efficiency

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says that introducing a nationwide water tax is not workable, and that allowing irrigators to continue to invest in more modern irrigation systems rather than taxing them will result in the biggest improvements in water use efficiency. Read more »

Taxation Group Report A Major Disappointment

Press Release – Social Credit

It is bereft of innovative ideas, signals increasing bureaucracy, and is a regurgitation of outdated tax concepts. Read more »

Oxfam statement: Tax Working Group interim report

Press Release – Oxfam

While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is essential for countries to be able to assess exactly … Read more »

Tax Working Group Report a Good Start

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army believes that the Tax Working Groups Interim Report is on the right track for reducing inequality and making New Zealand a more prosperous society. Read more »

Report shows signs of extending the tax net

Press Release – Public Service Association

The options put forward for taxing capital income interim report delivered by the Tax Working Group (TWG) today show good potential for extending the tax net, says the PSA. Read more »

Govt won’t rule out tax grab on retirement savings

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Finance Minister is refusing to rule out a tax grab on the retirement savings of hard-working New Zealanders, Nationals Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Tax Working Group proposes wider scope taxing capital gains

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – A capital gains tax on the sale of investment property, businesses, shares and other assets such as farms is a step closer if the interim report of the Tax Working Group leads to firm recommendations in its final report … Read more »

Tax Working Group makes “sensible and pragmatic” proposal

Press Release – Institute of Chartered Accountants

Chartered Accountants says Tax Working Group makes sensible and pragmatic proposal on taxing capital gains Read more »

ACT Laments Over Tax Working Group Report

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is surprised to learn that the Tax Working Group thinks the tax system relies on a relatively narrow range of taxes and is not particularly progressive.’ This will be news to anyone whos done business in New Zealand. … Read more »

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Press Release – New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Groups Interim Report released today. Read more »

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