Government surplus & household debt? Time for tax cuts

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Two reports released today both make it clear the government is overtaxing New Zealanders, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Mayor’s Auckland accommodation tax a backward step

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

7 March 2017 Media Release Mayors Auckland accommodation tax a backward step for the city Targeting Aucklands accommodation sector with a tax designed to raise $28 million to cover tourism and event promotion creates more problems than it solves … Read more »

Why wait to raise retirement age? Delay costs millennials

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

National have handed a $58 billion bill to under-45s, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Today’s numbers show tax relief is due

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the release of the Governments Financial Statements for the seven months ended 31 January 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $1,145 million, compared to the HYEFU forecast surplus of $442 million, Jordan Willams, the Executive Director … Read more »

PNCC proposed total rates rise lower than expected

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is proposing a total rates rise of 3.1 per cent in its Annual Budget for the next financial year. Read more »

Is Finance Minister taking the proverbial?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Government has today kicked the can down the road by 20 years, saddling future generations with the brunt of the change, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tasman rates bills to remain steady in 2017-18

Press Release – Tasman District Council

Most Tasman ratepayers will see very little change in their rates bill in the coming year. Read more »

Tax reforms a powerful, may make business in NZ tougher

Article – BusinessDesk

Tax reforms a powerful package but may make it tougher to do business in NZ Read more »

Third Rates Instalment due Wednesday 15 March

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

A reminder that the third rates instalment for the 2016-2017 rating year is due on Wednesday 15 March. Read more »

Proposed Tax Rules Welcomed with Caution

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is welcoming the consultation papers released by Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins proposing new tax rules relating to multinational companies. Jordan Williams, Executive Director … Read more »

Crack-down on multinationals flouting local tax system

Article – BusinessDesk

March 3 (BusinessDesk) – The government is taking steps to crack down on multinationals that manipulate New Zealand’s tax system to their benefit. Read more »

Finally National acts on multinational tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour welcomes the Governments belated recognition of the fact that some multinational corporates are not paying their fair share of tax, says Labours Revenue spokesperson Michael Wood. Read more »

Multinational tax crackdown a disappointment

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is disappointed that the proposed crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies hasnt included moves to require firms to register for GST if they are selling goods to New Zealand customers. Read more »

Address to International Fiscal Association Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to open your conference. Read more »

Three BEPS consultation documents released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins have released three consultation papers proposing new measures to strengthen New Zealands rules for taxing large multinationals. Read more »

Council proposes to limit rates increase to 2.33%

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Councillors today approved a draft annual budget which maintains existing projects and levels of service while keeping a brake on new spending. Read more »

Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Aucklands accommodation targeted rate wont help the city. Read more »

$81K Washington Wing-Ding a Disgrace

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

In reaction to the $81,000 Trump party thrown by MFAT , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Aucklanders urged to have their say on budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the citys 2017/2018 budget. The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities as part of the third year of the Long-term Plan. Read more »

Marlborough welcomes Government tourism support

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed todays announcement by Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Tourism, of financial assistance for Marlboroughs tourism sector. Read more »

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