EY:TPP stamp duties on foreigners may have to apply to Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments claim that a TPP-enabled tax on foreign buyers would amount to a ban has been exposed as folly by tax experts, who say that in most cases a tax would apply to Kiwi buyers too, says Labours Trade and Export Growth spokesperson … Read more »

GST threshold for online purchases won’t lower before 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government wants to lower the threshold on online purchases which qualify for GST from mid-2018, but says more work is needed and there will be no change without public consultation. Read more »

Government Right to Be Cautious on Border Threshold Changes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government is right to be taking a cautious approach with potential changes to the threshold upon which GST is collected at the border for low value goods, says theTaxpayers Union. In response to Customs Minister Nicky Wagners comment this … Read more »

More work needed before changing threshold

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says Customs is continuing to look into different ways of collecting tax effectively for low-value imports before proposing to lower the threshold at which it is collected. Read more »

Small rates increase for the coming year

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Council is keeping average rates increases District-wide to 1.4% this financial year. At its meeting today, our Council adopted the work programmes and budgets for 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Read more »

Minister in cloud cuckoo land

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Hekia Parata needs a very big reality check if she truly believes every parent has the choice of sending their child to a private school, Labours Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

R&D grants stop companies gaming system to get tax credits

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s research and development grant system administered through Callaghan Innovation stops companies gaming the system by reclassifying spending to qualify for tax credits, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

English’s Mistake Shows Need For Independent Policy Costing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is renewing calls for the establishment of an independent policy costing officer of Parliament, following the admission by the Minister of Finance that he got the numbers wrong for Sue Moroneys private members bill … Read more »

Another Week, Another Corporate Welfare Jolly

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Steven Joyces latest announcement of recipients of taxpayer-funded corporate welfare , Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Labour on Shewan report: then and now

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

John Keys decision to appoint John Shewan to review New Zealands dodgy foreign trust rules shows a serious lack of judgement . . . A closed door review led by Mr Shewan will not restore our international reputation which has been so … Read more »

Foreign trusts report positive

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The Shewan Report (Government Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules) recommends sensible additional rules to maintain New Zealands reputation, says BusinessNZ. Read more »

Foreign trusts report positive

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The Shewan Report (Government Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules) recommends sensible additional rules to maintain New Zealands reputation, says BusinessNZ. Read more »

Shewan report delivers rebuke to National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Shewans report into foreign trusts is a rebuke to John Key and the National Party who have protected an industry that has damaged New Zealands reputation, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations

Press Release – ActionStation

Press Release: Government must act on Shewan Review recommendations – ActionStation Monday 27 July, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Govt releases foreign trusts inquiry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government today released tax expert John Shewans independent Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules, and the steps it is taking to strengthen tax rules as part of its work with the OECD to clamp down on base erosion and profit shifting … Read more »

Report: Inquiry into Foreign Trust Disclosure Rules

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

1.1 The Inquiry is required to examine New Zealands foreign trust disclosure rules and to report on whether the rules, and the enforcement of them, are sufficient to ensure New Zealands reputation is maintained when considered alongside the countrys … Read more »

MPs Should Pick up Bill for Staff Turnover

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the report that taxpayers have picked up the bill for an MPs high staff turnover, Taxpayers Union spokesperson, Ben Craven, says: Read more »

Govt Starting to See through the Smoke

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the report that the Government has cut the budget of anti-smoking lobbyists , Taxpayers Union spokesperson, Ben Craven says: Read more »

Moves towards media partnerships: Spark boss

Press Release – TVNZ

The Managing Director for Spark NZ, says multinationals like Google and Facebook need to pay their fair share of the tax bill. Read more »

Government’s approach on road pricing is tech-wash

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Both the Government and Opposition address congestion charges with some urgency, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

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