Feedback sought on taxation of employee share schemes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An officials issues paper seeking feedback on the taxation of employee share schemes was today release for consultation, Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse says. Read more »

Film Shows Govt Needs to Wake up to Vaping

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following the world premiere in Wellington last night of the documentary, A Billion Lives, the Taxpayers Union is calling on the Government to recognise the harm reduction benefits of legalising the sale of nicotine-infused e-cigarettes as a better … Read more »

National Should Stop Pretending It Stands For Lower Taxes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is fuming that Finance Minister Bill English has ruled out tax cuts as part of this months Budget, and has suggested to a business audience in Wellington that the oft-flaunted reductions in tax may be some years off. Taxpayers … Read more »

Taking tax cuts off the table the right move

Press Release – Green Party

Taking more tax cuts off the table was the right move for Bill English to make in his pre-Budget speech today, the Green Party said. Read more »

English takes election year tax cuts off the table

Article – BusinessDesk

May 12 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English has all but ruled out income tax cuts in the government’s 2017 election year Budget. Read more »

No tax cuts, no spine

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is disappointed in the Governments refusal to cut taxes this or next budget. Read more »

Businesses flock to use eGST service

Press Release – MYOB

More than 1,000 businesses have now successfully filed eGST returns directly to Inland Revenue since the service was first launched in New Zealand by MYOB. Read more »

More than $230m not claimed from IRD

Press Release – Tax management New Zealand

Tax Management NZ (TMNZ) is working with New Zealand charities to ensure a portion of the near-$232 million in unclaimed donation rebates can go back to charity. Read more »

Questions & Answers – May 10

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement, Theres actually quite legitimate business in New Zealand for servicing foreign trusts? Read more »

Foreign home buyer count figures ‘not ideal’, Upston says

Article – BusinessDesk

May 10 (BusinessDesk) – A new official survey intended to show the extent of foreign investment in New Zealand property has produced data with “clear limitations” that are “not ideal”, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Read more »

Foreign buyer figures: National must denounce land tax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on National to denounce its proposed land tax in the wake of figures showing low numbers of foreign house buyers. Read more »

GST on online purchases Bill passes 3rd reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Cross-border purchases by New Zealand residents of services and other intangibles such as music bought through offshore providers will be subject to GST from 1 October 2016, following the passing of the Taxation (Residential Land Withholding Tax, GST … Read more »

Property data released for first time

Press Release – LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has released its first report into property data collected following law changes. Read more »

Overseas tax residents behind 2-3% of property transfers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Initial data generated from the Governments property tax measures in Budget 2015 indicates overseas tax resident buyers are behind 2-3 per cent of New Zealand property transfers, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Read more »

Commission Of Inquiry Urgently Needed Of NZ Tax System

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into New Zealands opaque tax system to combat any possible risk to the countrys international reputation. Read more »

Government can clean up foreign trusts tonight

Press Release – Green Party

The Government can start the clean-up of the foreign trust industry as early as tonight by supporting the Green Partys proposed changes to a Government tax bill being voted on this evening. Read more »

Ratepayers’ Alliance Welcome Palino Policies

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is pleased another contender in the Auckland mayoral race is focusing on ratepayer interests as the major issue in the lead up to this year’s Local Body Elections, and welcomes acknowledgement that the current … Read more »

Key has more questions to answer on trusts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 10 May 2016 Key has more questions to answer on trusts Revelations today that the Prime Ministers close personal advisor who lobbied him and the Government over foreign trusts has links with the … Read more »

Unemployment and housing crisis trump Crown accounts

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments financial update today shows its focus on maintaining a wafer-thin surplus has come at the expense of real ideas about how to tackle the big economic problems we face, like child poverty, unemployment, and the housing crisis, the Green … Read more »

Government helped Mossack Fonsecca’s tax avoidance business

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government helped facilitate Mossack Fonseccas tax avoidance business in New Zealand when it put a stop to Inland Revenues proposed review of foreign trust regulation, the Green Party says. Read more »

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