Continued promises of tax cuts “irresponsible”

Press Release – Public Service Association

The National government is acting irresponsibly by continuing to promise tax cuts when earthquake reconstruction and preparedness should be top priority, the PSA says. Read more »

Talk of tax cuts is plain crazy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys talk of tax cuts when the Government has $63 billion of debt, superannuation costs are rising by $1 billion a year and the cost of meeting another natural disaster, is just plain crazy, says Labour Leader Andrew Little Read more »

Earthquake Rebuild Demands Urgent Tax Law Change

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the government must change the Income Tax Act 2007 to help businesses rebuild after the 7.8 earthquake. Read more »

New Zealand among easiest countries for paying taxes

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Paying Taxes 2017 report by The World Bank Group and PwC puts New Zealand well ahead of the global average and our neighbours in respect of businesses dealing with their tax obligations. Read more »

Key gives Facebook’s Zuckerberg a serve on tax fairness

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key used a face-to-face meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to tell him the multi-national social media platform needs to deal with its PR issue as a company perceived not to be paying its … Read more »

Govt considering ‘family package’ rather than tax cuts alone

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The government is considering an election year budget that includes a mixture of tax and other measures aimed at lower income families, Prime Minister John Key said. Read more »

KiwiSaver myth-busting roadshow begins

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith launched the KiwiSaver Myth-Busting Roadshow , run by Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), in Gisborne today. Read more »

Taxpayers need more info on impending tax transformation

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants believe Kiwi taxpayers need more information about Inland Revenues upcoming transformation of the way tax is paid. Read more »

80 offshore service suppliers register to pay GST

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – More than 80 offshore suppliers of remote services have registered for goods and services tax since the government widened its net to apply GST to cross-border services such as streaming video, e-books, music, and software … Read more »

Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Bill

Press Release – Local Government And Environment Committee

17 November 2016 Have your say on the Rates Rebate (Retirement Village Residents) Amendment Bill Read more »

Tax resident property data shows no increase

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Latest figures released by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) again show overseas tax resident buyers are involved in just three percent of New Zealand property transfers, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Read more »

Survey finds little impact on business from OECD tax plan

Press Release – Grant Thornton

A global survey of 2,600 businesses in 36 countries finds little impact from the OECD Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) programme which was finalised last October, as 78% of businesses say they have not changed their approach to taxation, even though … Read more »

Tax on power bill rebates

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

National president of the Grey Power Federation Tom OConnor is astonished that IRD has secret plans to tax monthly rebates paid by lines companies, through retail power companies, to consumers. We are aware that some power company rebates which … Read more »

Funding key constraint on providing growth infrastructure

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council is aware of the demands growth is placing on development infrastructure in the District, and is working to balance growth demands with an affordable works programme, Mayor Richard Kempthorne says. Read more »

McCully Should Be Explaining Funding of Clinton Foundation

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, to explain what value taxpayers have received from the $7.7 million MFAT has donated to the Clinton Foundations flagship project, before any of the additional $6 million … Read more »

Inflation stats should prompt meaninful action

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show what low-income families know only too well. Read more »

Revamp to 60-year old trust law

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams today released draft legislation that will update our trust law and aid in their administration. Read more »

Tax laws clarified for foster carers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to tax laws will clarify that payments to foster carers for the care of children and young people cannot be treated as income and are not subject to income tax, say Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. Read more »

IRD delayed multinational tax crackdown

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand has delayed cracking down on multinational tax avoidance due to private sector concerns over timing and concerns about “scaring away” foreign investment, the Inland Revenue Department says. Read more »

RSM New Zealand is RSM Member Firm of the Year!

Press Release – RSM New Zealand

We are thrilled to announce that the RSM New Zealand Group were presented with the following awards at the recently held RSM International Conference held in Beijing, China: Read more »

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