Business Scoop


Overdue Tax Bracket Indexation Still On The Cards

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming confirmation from the National Party that income tax bracket indexation remains party policy. However, suggestions that the National Party has no plans to cut income taxes will come as a major disappointment … Read more »

New Zealand’s Wealthiest People Can Afford To Pay More Tax

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports calls by Tax Justice Aotearoa for a more progressive tax system, with increased taxes on the wealthiest New Zealanders used to fund services that benefit all New Zealanders. Decades of systemic underfunding … Read more »

CA ANZ – Latest Provisional Tax Changes A “win-win”

Press Release – CAANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) described new tax legislation easing the burden of upcoming provisional tax payments faced by COVID-19 hit small businesses as a win-win for businesses and Inland Revenue. John Cuthbertson, … Read more »

Four Faults In Transpower’s Proposed Electricity Empire

Article – Molly Melhuish

This morning about 10 climate activists showed up at Downstream 2020, the electricity industrys annual celebration of its progress over the past year. Here I explain the meaning of four of the signs that were carried. Electricity Empire –> … Read more »

Tax Justice Releases Election Policy Recommendations, 12:30pm 4 August

Press Release – Tax Justice Aotearoa

4 August 2020, Tax Justice Aotearoa (TJA) releases its tax policy recommendations in the ramp-up to the election. 12:30pm, GBLT2, Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington Speakers: Louise Delany, TJA Chair; Paul Barber, … Read more »

No Point Opening KiwiSaver To Pay For Govt’s Spending Splurge

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says cracking open KiwiSaver accounts is tempting but the real problem for business is out-of-control government spending. Theres no point cracking open your KiwiSaver so you can help pay for the Governments out-of-control … Read more »

Labour/Green Govt Certain To Raise Tax & Destroy Jobs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The one certainty about a Labour-Green Government is that it would raise the taxes Kiwi families and small businesses are forced to pay – and destroy jobs in the process, Nationals Finance Spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. Mr Goldsmith was responding to … Read more »

Davidson’s “tax Is Love” Statement Is Delusional, Offensive

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Green Party co-Leader Marama Davidsons statement this morning that “tax is love” , New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “Marama Davidson is asking New Zealanders struggling to pay higher … Read more »

Rates Dropped To 2.8 Per Cent

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has confirmed an annual average rates rise of 2.8 per cent for the coming 2020/21 year. That increase is one per cent lower than what has been proposed in the draft Annual Plan, and lower than that forecast in the 10-Year Plan. … Read more »

Rates Betrayal Shows Need For Recall Elections

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is calling on MPs to introduce a bill to allow recall elections at the local level.  Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson Jo Holmes says, According to the Councils own consultation process, 72 percent … Read more »

Unconstitutional Border Tax Should Be Denied Entry

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is urging the Government to reverse its plan to charge citizens at the border for use of managed isolation facilities and is calling on the Human Rights Commission to comment . The right of return, found in both Magna … Read more »

Goff Must Apologise For “fundamentally Dishonest” Attack On Ratepayer Group

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is demanding Auckland Mayor Phil Goff apologise for his accusation of dishonesty, made on prime-time radio this morning. Mayor Phil Goff described the Ratepayers Alliance as fundamentally dishonest on RNZs … Read more »

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