Just get on with congestion charging

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes the governments about face on congestion charges, with one condition. Read more »

Aucklanders face new motorway tax of up to $2500 a year

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government wants to tax Aucklanders thousands of dollars a year just to use the motorway network, says Labours Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

IRD consistency not required in applying tax law

Article – BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Inland Revenue Department in the latest bout of a long-running tax battle with listed jewellery retailer Michael Hill International, rejecting a claim the tax department should … Read more »

Auckland looks long term to pay-per-km road pricing

Article – BusinessDesk

June 21 (BusinessDesk) – Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city’s most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. Read more »

New Working Paper on Tax Policy Modelling

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Optimal Timing of Tax Policy in the Face of Projected Debt Increases is written by Christopher Ball, John Creedy and Grant Scobie. This paper examines the optimal time path of the tax rate, in a model where an increasing ratio of government debt … Read more »

Submissions invited on taxation bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Friday 29 July 2016. Read more »

Don’t fall for phone scammers alleging tax evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

New Zealanders are being warned about a spate of scam phone callers saying they are from Inland Revenue and trying to recover unpaid taxes. Inland Revenue has received notifications of the scam calls from more than 500 customers all over the country, … Read more »

Time to close ‘charitable purpose’ tax loophole

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour used Question Time today to call on the Government to scrap the charitable purpose tax loophole exploited by certain businesses at the expense of others. Read more »

NZ should be net beneficiary of clampdown on tax avoidance

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand should reap more gains than losses in a worldwide clampdown on multinational firms using complicated structures to avoid paying tax, Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

Kiwis want option to up their KiwiSaver contributions

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Almost half of New Zealanders would like to increase their KiwiSaver contributions by 1% at a time that suits them, according to a new survey by ANZ. Read more »

Tourism ‘Boom’ Not Paying Its Way In Tax Take

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Member of Parliament for Northland 13 JUNE 2016 Tourism Boom Not Paying Its Way In Tax Take Read more »

Revealed: Cost of Auckland Council Sky TV Subscriptions

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is calling on Auckland Council to tighten its belt after data released by the New Zealand Taxpayers Union shows the Council spent nearly $50,000 in the last financial year on Sky TV subscriptions. Read more »

CBL insurance achieves rating upgrade to A-

Press Release – Senescall Akers Ltd

CBL Insurance Limited today advised it had received a ratings upgrade from the international financial ratings agency A.M. Best. Read more »

Ideagen recognised as a Representative Vendor

Press Release – Ideagen

Ideagen recognised as a Representative Vendor by Gartner for Pentana in Market Guide for Audit Management Solutions Read more »

Michael Hill eyes tax benefit of up to A$22 mln in ASX shift

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – Michael Hill International stands to reap a tax benefit of up to A$22 million as part of a restructure to shift its primary listing to Australia’s stock exchange. Read more »

Chch Wants First Class City, Not First Class Tickets

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is aghast following news that the now-defunct Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Agency (CERA) spent $5 million of taxpayers money on travel, including junkets to the US, UK, Spain and Canada. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, … Read more »

“Closing the Gap” Launches a Campaign for Progressive Taxes

Press Release – Closing The Gap

The Income Inequality project, Closing the Gap has launched a series of short videos advocating a progressive tax system to create a more equal society in New Zealand. Read more »

Arrest at Border Does Little to Solve Problem

Press Release – NZUSA

With the recent arrest to an overseas based borrower at Auckland Airport the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations ask, if this scheme is really how our country wants to be known. Read more »

Tax Transformation Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tax Transformation Bill passes third reading A Bill aimed at simplifying and improving the settings for the administration of the tax system passed its third reading in Parliament tonight. Inland Revenue are currently implementing more customer-focused … Read more »

Introducing Paypr – Welcome to the end of paper receipts

Press Release – Paymark

Imagine no more end-of-month hassles reconciling paper receipts while trying to remember who you had coffee with on the 7th of the month. Now when you swipe your card at a Paymark EFTPOS terminal, Paypr will generate a digital receipt in real time, ready … Read more »

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