A resounding ‘no’ to tourist tax – MANZ

Press Release – Motel Association

The accommodation industry will respond with a resounding no to the idea of a tourist tax floated by Local Government New Zealand, says the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ). The concept of heaping an additional tax on to one of the … Read more »

LGNZ funding review is more about councils spending more

Press Release – No More Rates

LGNZ funding review is more about councils spending more rather than helping ratepayers to pay less. Read more »

Poll shows majority support action on junk food marketing

Press Release – University of Auckland

20 July 2015 A recent independent poll has shown that a large majority of the public support government action on restricting unhealthy food marketing to children. The poll carried out in June this year, showed a majority of 73 percent in favour of … Read more »

Rates Rally in the Works

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry is working with a group of concerned citizens to give Aucklanders the opportunity to convey exactly how they feel about their rates increase. We are organising a rates rally which will take place at … Read more »

Little Speech: Flexible Tax For Business

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

Can I begin by acknowledging our hosts the Upper Hutt Chamber of Commerce, and the excellent work that your Chief Executive Mark Futter does as a voice and an advocate for local businesses. Read more »

EMA welcomes small business tax focus

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) is welcoming a cross-party political focus on issues affecting small business. EMA CEO Kim Campbell says with three separate parties issuing similar small business tax policies in recent weeks, small business … Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Welcome Labour Party Tax Proposal

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the release of the Labour Partys tax policy, which would enable SMEs to opt for a PAYE regime. Taxpayers Union Chairman, John Bishop, says: Read more »

Over 9,100 flags (and still counting)

Press Release – Flag Consideration Project

The Flag Consideration Panel announced that 9,103 flags had been published as at 11.59pm Thursday 16 July. The final number, once moderated, could reach as many as 10,000. Read more »

Tax suggestion constructive

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Media release 17 July 2015 Tax suggestion constructive BusinessNZ says Labours proposal for provisional tax is a constructive step. The proposal for doubling the provisional tax threshold and allowing the option of self-determined instalment payments … Read more »

Labour re-announces Government announcemen

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Acting Minister of Finance Steven Joyce has congratulated Labour Party Leader Andrew Little on finally announcing his first new policy after eight months in the job, although unfortunately for Labour its a cut and paste of a previous Government … Read more »

Greens support simplifying tax for small business

Press Release – Green Party

Now that the four biggest parties in Parliament agree on the way forward, its time for the Government to get on with simplifying provisional tax for small businesses, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Provisional tax for SMEs worth consideration

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Labour’s announcement of a new option to pay provisional tax for small and medium business is an idea worth considering, says Mr Geof Nightingale, PwC Tax and Private Business Leader. Read more »

Ditch Provisional Tax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Labour are correct to pick up on the ideas in the IRD green paper the government released in March, and call for archaic provisional tax regulations on small businesses to be ditched,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Making business tax more flexible

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is launching a new proposal to give businesses more flexibility and control over when they pay their tax, Opposition Leader Andrew Little announced today. Today I am launching a discussion document to give businesses the option of paying their … Read more »

Initiative Exposes Another Regulatory Tax on Housing

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the release of The New Zealand Initiatives report into workplace health and safety costs driving up the price of construction. The report by Dr Bryce Wilkinson, A Matter of Balance: Regulating Safety , finds … Read more »

Taxpayers will save trees as paper gets scrapped

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Cutting paper use and increasing digital services for Inland Revenues customers will see annual paper savings equivalent to 1,900 trees, or nearly 16 million sheets of A4 paper and seven million envelopes. Inland Revenue has recently introduced a … Read more »

A change in tax approach to feasibility expenditure

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision which would have allowed Trustpower Limited to deduct expenditure incurred in assessing the feasibility of capital projects before any commitment was made to seek resource consents. If the … Read more »

Aucklanders heading online to check their rates

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders heading online to check their rates Auckland ratepayers have been checking Auckland Councils website for their rates for 2015/16 over the course of the day. The website is performing very well considering the high level of interest ratepayers … Read more »

Replace Hated Provisional Tax with Business P.A.Y.E

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Replace Hated Provisional Tax with Business P.A.Y.E At Mangawhai today with Commissioners for the Kairpara District Council New Zealand First Leader and former Treasurer, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, has advocated for a bold New Zealand First policy to replace … Read more »

Today’s rates shock is set to be repeated

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Todays confirmed rate rises of over 40% for some Aucklanders are the result of a council with completely unrealistic ideas about its role, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

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