‘Water Tax’ Shouldn’t Pick And Choose

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

9 AUGUST 2017 – “Picking and choosing who pays what water tax and changing the tax rate based on its use, is economic silliness, says Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union Read more »

Clean rivers for future generations

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will lead a nationwide effort to restore our rivers and lakes to a clean, swimmable state, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. Read more »

Options to trim employer PAYE costs proposed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the release of a tax officials paper, seeking feedback on options to reduce the cost to employers of administering PAYE information. Read more »

BEPS measure takes another step forward

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Judith Collins welcomed the tabling in Parliament today of the OECD-led multilateral instrument. Read more »

Robertson must rule out fuel tax for Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Robertson must rule out fuel tax for Wellington National’s Wellington-based MPs and candidates are calling for Labour’s finance spokesperson Grant Robertson to rule out a regional fuel tax hike for Wellington. “Wellingtonians are anxious to … Read more »

IRD Thanks Customers for Their Patience over Phone Delays

Press Release – New Zealand Inland Revenue

8 August 2017 – A large increase in the number of New Zealanders seeking tax refunds this year meant that almost 170,000 calls had to be turned away by Inland Revenues contact centre during June. Patrick Crawford, Inland Revenues Group Manager Customer … Read more »

NZ to strengthen tax agreements with India, San Marino

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Two Orders in Council signed this week will help strengthen New Zealands tax agreements with India, and with San Marino, to prevent tax evasion, says Revenue Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco a new BWB Text on sugar taxes

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco – a new BWB Text on sugar taxes Sugar, rum and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of lifewhich areobjects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation. … Read more »

Regional fuel tax an illusion

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

Road Transport Forum Chief Executive Ken Shirley has dismissed the proposal of a regional fuel tax for Auckland as little more than an illusion. Regional fuel taxes are a nonsense, Shirley says. They are notoriously inefficient, never … Read more »

Congratulations to Christchurch City Council on Living Wage

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association congratulates Christchurch City Council on its decision to adopt a Living Wage for all staff, and hopes other councils will take note and follow suit to ensure workers get a fair deal. Read more »

Govt’s Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Governments Johnny-come-lately approach to multinational tax wont wash Its a case of baby steps for a Government that still allows multinational companies to avoid paying their fair share of tax, says Labours Revenue spokesperson Michael … Read more »

$200M a year in extra tax from multinationals

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The government has doubled its estimate for extra tax it may reap from multinationals as a result of plans to crack down on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) that are used minimise their taxes worldwide. Read more »

Government announces BEPS decisions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins have today announced the Governments final decisions on proposals to address base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Read more »

Tax top of mind for New Zealand small businesses

Press Release – Xero

Wellington, 3 August 2017 Small businesses are expecting the upcoming election to impact their bank account, both within the business and personally, according to new research released today by leading small business platform Xero. Read more »

Smoking report backed by failed taxpayer-funded lobby group

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Not only does todays release of ASPIRE 2025s report into the progress of Smokefree 2025 do nothing to support harm-reduction, or support emerging products like e-cigarettes, the report is also funded by QUIT Group, who last year were criticised for wrongfully … Read more »

Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows

Press Release – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

Bad Tax Policy Feeding Inequality, Study Shows A new study from Oxfam shows the government’s failure to introduce fair taxes is a key cause of New Zealand’s persistently high level of inequality, Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for the income equality project … Read more »

Chaos on the Left Creates Huge Opportunity on Red Tape & Tax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

With the political left in chaos, there’s a massive opportunity to replace the RMA and cut taxes. Yet National muddles, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Indian officers exchange dialogue on GST in NZ

Press Release – India NZ Business Council

The Indian High Commission, along with INZBC and Accounts Icon, hosted an event in Wellington, on 20 July 2017, in Wellington. A senior delegation of officers from the ministry of finance, India spoke about the new GST environment in India. From … Read more »

Tourism GST Should Be Used to Help Regional Airports

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The governments gross under-funding of regional airports is why New Zealand First wants GST from international tourists and extraction royalties kept in the regions, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston … Read more »

Sweet Rebellion: campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax

Press Release – Sweet Rebellion

Sweet Rebellion: a campaign for a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in New Zealand Dr. Tiffany Parmenter, BSc(hons), PhD on behalf of Sweet Rebellion. Recently, as part of our undergraduate medical training, we undertook a project aiming to devise strategies … Read more »

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