Tax bill increases fairness, modernises tax system

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tax bill introduced into Parliament today will help modernise our tax administration while ensuring that the current system works as it should, says Revenue Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

Gov’t of NZ Financial Statements: 8 months ended 28 February

Press Release – The Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eight months ended 28 February 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) … Read more »

Government Would Be ‘Short Sighted” To Rule Out Visitor Levy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Hon Peter Dunne says that a failure to introduce an overseas visitor levy to help fund conservation infrastructure would be short-sighted and disappointing. Read more »

Offender Levy supporting thousands of victims

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Victims of crime are continuing to benefit from the Governments Offender Levy which has generated more than $25 million since it was introduced, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

Government right to rule out tourist tax

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Government is right to rule out another tourist tax charged at the border, recognising the billions of dollars international visitors already inject into the New Zealand economy, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts. … Read more »

Ratepayers denied right to present to Councillors on rates

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

In a first for New Zealand local government, Auckland Councillors have voted to prevent members of the public presenting orally to Councillors as part of this years Annual Budget consultation process. The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance was shocked … Read more »

Draft Annual Plan out for feedback

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 30 March 2017) Services and spending for the next financial year are on track, but the Dunedin City Council is still keen to hear residents thoughts and ideas. Read more »

Fire Service levy rise could have been avoided, says Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

The increase in Fire Service levies announced today could have been avoided had the Internal Affairs Minister listened to business and the insurance industry, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. Read more »

Council decides to consult on its Annual Plan

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has decided to consult with 11,000 of its ratepayers who pay for wastewater services in order to undertake a programme of works to mitigate the risk of wastewater overflows. Read more »

Levy rates for fire and emergency services announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced the new levy rates which will fund the unified national fire and emergency service Fire and Emergency New Zealand. Read more »

Huge Win For Smokers Wanting To Kick The Habit (And Save)

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming today’s announcement by the Associate Minister of Health, Nicky Wagner, that the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be made legal. Read more »

National failing to deliver on R&D goals for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays release of the 2016 Research and Development Survey figures shows that the Government is falling further behind its goal to be better than comparable countries, says Labours Research and Innovation Spokesperson Megan Woods. Read more »

New foreign trust webpage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed Inland Revenues new webpage to help trustees of foreign trusts comply with the new disclosure rules. Read more »

Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments failure to index tax brackets to inflation since 2010 now costs the average Kiwi income earner almost $500 each year according to a new report released today by the Taxpayers Union . The report, ” 5 Options for Tax Relief in … Read more »

Wellington rates rise well below forecast

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Despite over $5 million in emergency spending due to the November earthquake, Wellingtons average rates will increase by just 3.3 per cent this year, rather than the 5.1 per cent originally forecast in the Councils long term plan, Mayor Justin Lester has … Read more »

Even the IMF Thinks We Need a Capital Gains Tax

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Even the IMF Thinks We Need a Capital Gains Tax New Zealands disturbing levels of inequality will only deepen unless all candidates contesting this years election commit to a tax system that treats income and wealth fairly, Peter Malcom of the … Read more »

Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to improve and strengthen the tax rules passed its third reading today, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. Building a more competitive and productive economy for New Zealanders is a priority for this Government. Read more »

Rates Rebates payments to ratepayers pass $1 million mark

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Over $1 million in Rates Rebates has been paid to eligible Horowhenua District ratepayers in the current financial year so far. Read more »

E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

Press Release – E tu

E t says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. Read more »

National conversation needed over water pricing

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. Read more »

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