Government debt targets ignore private debt

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New public debt targets should be balanced with tax cuts to address private debt, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Trump tax cuts a wake-up call for NZ

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Steven Joyce ought to be paying close attention to President Trumps proposed tax cuts, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tax predictability is key to driving investment

Press Release – Deloitte

New Zealand well placed against backdrop of increased uncertainty in Asia Pacifics tax landscape Read more »

OECD Report Misleading: NZ paying too much tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Peter Malcolm spokesperson for the left wing lobby group Closing the Gap would do better had he actually read the report he was commenting on , says the Taxpayers Union head Jordan Williams. Read more »

Inland Revenue accepts mobile calls to all 0800 numbers

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Inland Revenue now accepts mobile phone calls to all of its 0800 numbers Read more »

OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap For Immediate Release Media Release 25th April 2017 OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts New OECD data shows cutting taxes would be a big mistake for New Zealand, which instead needs … Read more »

8 months’ home detention for not declaring income

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A Silverdale tradesman has been sentenced to eight months home detention for not declaring nearly $500,000 in payments for gibstopping jobs over a three-year period. Read more »

Fresh charity model makes claiming $60,000 back easy

Press Release – One Percent Collective

As a New Zealand taxpayer, if you donate more than $5.00 to a registered charity, and have a compliant receipt, you can claim back one third from IRD on your tax return. Read more »

Tax measures in response to flooding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Inland Revenue will waive use of money interest on late tax payments when flooding has prevented people from paying on time, say Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley andRevenue Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

Ignore the OECD – New Zealanders are overtaxed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New Zealand needs to do better than compete with OECD countries on tax rates, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

NZ income tax rate second lowest among developed nations

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand workers pay the second smallest portion of their income to the government among developed nations and less than half the average ratio of their Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development peers. Read more »

RDRR Rejects Rotorua’s Annual Plan

Press Release – Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

The RDRR rejects the Rotorua District Councils proposed Annual Plan 2017/18 because it is unfair, unreasonable and unwise. It is unfair because the general rates increases are proportionately higher on the cheaper properties usually owned by those on fixed … Read more »

Claiming back charitable donations is easy

Press Release – One Percent Collective

Any New Zealander who donates more than $5 to a registered charity is able to claim one third of it back from IRD if they have a taxable income and have a donation receipt. Read more »

Tax refund season – what consumers and agents need to know

Press Release – Commerce Commission

With the end of the financial year upon us, consumers may find a tax agent at their door or on the phone. Read more »

New tax bill to reform taxation of employee share schemes

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

A new tax bill, introduced into Parliament yesterday, contains a draft of changes designed to modernise aspects of the current tax regime. Included within these changes are reforms to the taxation of employee share schemes a recent focus for Inland … Read more »

Restaurant owner gets home detention for tax fraud

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

An award-winning Hutt Valley restaurateur has been sentenced to 10 months home detention for pocketing cash sales, money laundering and filing false GST and income tax returns. Read more »

Only Women Bleed – and Loose out on Education Because of It!

Press Release – Graduate Women New Zealand

Only women pay taxes on the products they use to deal with menstruation. Sanitary products such as tampons are taxed as non-essential, luxury items at 5%. So are maternity pads. Read more »

Healthy Crown Accounts Should Translate to Tax Relief

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Treasurys release of the Crown Accounts to the end of February, posting a $1.41 billion OBEGAL surplus, which almost tripled the half-year forecasted surplus of $498 million, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union, Jordan … Read more »

Steven Joyce calls your tax bill a ‘dividend’

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Steven Joyce has today boasted of taking a $3.5 billion more tax in the first eight months of this year compared to last, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tax bill increases fairness, modernises tax system

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tax bill introduced into Parliament today will help modernise our tax administration while ensuring that the current system works as it should, says Revenue Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

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