Seymour Challenged to “Walk the Talk” on Tobacco Taxes

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the MP, David Seymour, to walk the talk when it comes to tobacco excise taxes given he voted with the government to increase them. Read more »

Inland Revenue to roll out $25 million information system

Press Release – New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue has signed a deal with New Zealand company TEAM Asparona to provide the first stage of a new multi-million dollar information knowledge management system. Read more »

IRD follows IRS lead, audits Microsoft over transfer pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Microsoft New Zealand, the local unit of the world’s biggest software company, is being audited by the Inland Revenue Dept over transfer pricing, a practice that can be used by multinationals to minimise tax. Read more »

New year, new chance to turn the inequality tide

Press Release – Green Party

This year is our chance to turn the tide on growing inequality in New Zealand with a change of government, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Billion Dollar Sport Spend Deserves Payback to Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Kiwis are forking out nearly a billion dollars annually to fund sport and recreation but cant get any payback with free on-screen broadcasts of sport, says New Zealand First Sport and Recreation Spokesman Clayton Mitchell. Read more »

National letting wealthy tax avoiders off the hook again

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government has failed to stop high income earners from avoiding paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining lobby denied charitable status

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) has been denied charitable status and the accompanying tax benefits as it’s considered an advocacy group, rather than an educational group as it argued. Read more »

Make 2017 the Year of E-Fairness, Says Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Government to make one of its 2017 priorities the closure of a tax loophole that allows foreign retailers not to pay their fair share of tax when selling low value goods to New Zealanders. Read more »

Northland smokers told: “Beat the Price Increase!”

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Every year thousands of kiwis escape their working lives for a few weeks for a summer holiday epitomised by journeys to the beach, families and feasting, and of course the timehonored tradition of New Years resolutions. Giving up smoking is consistently … Read more »

Is the IRD playing Grinch by taxing Christmas cheer?

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

There is no such thing as an easy year in farming and after 12 months of fighting fluctuating commodity prices, legislative curve balls and more often than not the weather, agribusiness owners and workers alike have well and truly earned a pat on … Read more »

Low Rates Option Must Be Included in Budget Consolation

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

A fiscally prudent option for rate raises of 2% or less and must be included in Auckland Councils consultation documents in the lead up to Phil Goffs first Auckland Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. Tomorrow Councillors will … Read more »

Faster GST refunds from February 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A change made to tax rules will provide businesses with faster access to GST refunds from February next year, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. Read more »

Multinational Tax Crackdown Needs to Go Further

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says its right that multinational companies should pay their fair share of tax on profits earned in New Zealand, but that the Governments proposed crackdown on tax-dodging by foreign companies also needs to include specific action on GST. Read more »

Government remains limp on multinational tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments cabinet paper on tax avoidance by multinational companies is a half-pai kick for touch with the election looming, says Labour Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

NZTU Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Finance

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union congratulates Bill English on his appointment to Prime Minister and welcomes comments by Steven Joyce over the weekend in relation to the prudent spending of taxpayers money. Read more »

Q+A: Steven Joyce

Press Release – TVNZ

National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce: the game has changed National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce told TVNZs Q+A programme that the resignation of John Key has changed the game for the next election. Well, its a different … Read more »

Taking sugary drinks to task

Article – Science Media Centre

The NZ Dental Association is proposing a slew of moves to tackle the negative impacts of sugary drinks. Read more »

NZMA calls for tax on sugary drinks

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is calling on the Government to put in place a tax of 20% or more on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Read more »

Soda Tax Claims Post-Truth Virtue Signalling

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling out those who are pushing for the implementation of a sugary drink tax as a post-truth virtue signalling citing evidence that many of the claims being made about sugar taxes are demonstrably wrong. Read more »

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Associations call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. Read more »

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