Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Michael Iceman Jones was an outstanding flanker and World Cup winning All Black. More recently hes thrown his weight behind Partnership Schools, specifically the Pacific Advance Senior School in South Auckland. PASS is innovative and making fantastic … Read more »

Road tolls risk being Council cash cow

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that the anticipated announcement this week by the Government giving the green light to road tolls in Auckland should be focused solely on managing demand and be revenue neutral for central and local government. Read more »

Minister to attend OECD signing ceremony

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins will travel to Europe today to represent New Zealand at a signing ceremony signifying New Zealands commitment to the OECD effort against base erosion and profit shifting. Im honoured to represent New Zealand at the … Read more »

Mayor’s annual budget a win for Aucklanders

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

$200 million boost to spending on infrastructure with $2 billion in capital spending this year Read more »

Councillors break election promises – impose risky hotel tax

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Responding to Auckland Councils decision to impose a targeted rate on accommodation providers, Jo Holmes, spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance , says: Read more »

WooHoo launches tax package for Uber drivers

Press Release – WooHoo

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds have launched a package for Uber driver-partners to help make meeting tax obligations, including filing their tax returns and GST returns, easier. As independent providers of transportation services, Uber driver -partners are required … Read more »

Automatic exchange of financial information to begin in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the start of Inland Revenues information campaign on the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) which is part of the OECD-led effort to combat tax evasion. Read more »

Watered down bed tax for $10 million

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland businesses are already paying 2.73 times more rates to Auckland Council than residential rate payers. Read more »

We’re in a tax war, Bill

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The fact that company tax cuts are not a panacea is no excuse to abandon the idea, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Taxation of employee share schemes for start-ups

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the release of an officials issues paper on the taxation of employee share schemes for start-up companies. Read more »

Businesses over-egg the power of corporate tax cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Cutting New Zealand’s 28 percent corporate tax rate is “not a panacea in the way business groups sometimes market it,” says Prime Minister Bill English. Read more »

Retraction and apology received from the Spinoff

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The full retraction and apology by the Spinoff, relating to allegations that were totally false and defamatory, contained in an article by Simon Wilson, and published on the Spinoff website morning, is welcome. Read more »

Greens right on subsidy for foreigners’ medical bills

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming Green MP Julie-Anne Genter joining the Unions calls for greater efforts to be made by the Government and District Health Boards to recover the millions per year written-off due to tourists not paying public health … Read more »

Single Child Tax hidden in Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Buried in Nationals so-called family Budget is a Single Child Tax that will hit medium to low income families, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. Read more »

Budget 2017 good news for Kiwi kids

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

The Family Incomes Package revealed in Budget 2017 has been welcomed by the Childrens Commissioner as good news for children living in families experiencing severe poverty. Read more »

Widespread disappointment at company tax cut failure

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Business groups and commentators have echoed ACTs disappointment at the Governments failure to cut company tax, to adjust the top personal tax threshold, and to index tax brackets to inflation. Read more »

Slim pickings for Pacific people in Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Aupito William Sio MP for Mngere Pacific Island Affairs Interfaith Dialogue Assoc. Foreign Affairs (Pacific Climate Change) Assoc. Ethnic Communities Read more »

The real costs of National’s election bribe

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The cost of Nationals poorly-targeted election year budget bribe is that theres nothing to fix the housing crisis, health funding is cut, and funding for schools is cut, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Nats’ budget a double-crewed ambulance at bottom of cliff

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals election year Budget shows that theres no coincidence Finance Minister Steven Joyce doubles as Nationals campaign manager, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Budget 2017 reflects robust economy and a balanced approach

Press Release – Financial Services Council

Budget 2017 reflects New Zealands continued robust economy and shows a balanced approach, the Financial Services Council said today. Read more »

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