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Legislate capital gains tax before election or risk mischief

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Passing new capital gains tax legislation into law before the 2020 election is important to reduce the potential for political “mischief”, the chair of the Tax Working Group says. Read more »

Small firms say dealing with Govt ‘a nightmare’

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to stop talking over New Zealands small business owners and start listening because theyre hurting, theyre weighed down by red tape and theyre worried about taxes and labour law, Nationals Small Business spokesperson … Read more »

Tax-hungry Govt would double-dip at drivers’ cost

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Drivers are already angry every time they fill up at the pump and theyll take no comfort from the Governments willingness to double-dip on tax if petrol prices keep rising, Nationals Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Greens exploit scandal to push taxpayer funding for politics

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Greens are cynically taking advantage of this weeks political scandal to push their agenda of taxpayer funding for political parties, says New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke, responding to Marama Davidson’s statement … Read more »

Trade Me supports government’s move to collect GST

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

The governments announcement this morning that they will pass legislation to collect GST on imports worth less than $1,000 next October has been welcomed by Trade Me. Read more »

Foreign Website Gst Confirmation Welcomed

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed confirmation from the Government that foreign websites selling into New Zealand will have to register for GST from 1 October next year. Read more »

New GST rules to level playing field

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Overseas companies selling goods online into New Zealand will soon be required to collect GST in the same way as domestic retailers. Read more »

Sacking required over Justice Summit cost blowouts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Todays news that three registration desks at the Governments Justice Summit cost more than $20,000 should lead to a sacking, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, In effect, four minimum … Read more »

Next steps for bloodstock investment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Winston Peters has announced the next steps to promote new investment in the horse bloodstock industry. Read more »

Government in disagreement over fuel taxes

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister and the Transport Minister cant agree on the impact their fuel taxes are having on New Zealanders, Nationals Transport spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. Read more »

PM makes staggering mistake on fuel tax impact

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Minister has got her fuel tax numbers badly wrong, showing she doesnt even know how much her Governments additional taxes are costing New Zealanders, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

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