John Key’s tax cut turns into a facts cut

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key is being hauled over the coals for his hypocrisy by announcing tax cuts without the facts yesterday and rightly so, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

FTT Offers Viable Solution

Press Release – DSC

The 2014 election campaign has nudged the need for a Financial Transaction Tax into the spotlight, with several parties promoting the tax which has been Democrats for Social Credit policy since the late 1980s. Read more »

David Parker letter to NZIER

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Please find attached the letter David Parker wrote to NZIER today, pointing out fundamental errors with the analysis in the report commissioned by Federated Farmers and shown on One News. Read more »

Labour Should Recommit to Abolishing ‘Taniwha Tax’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Sir Bob Jones New Zealand Herald commentary about Auckland Council requiring ‘cultural impact assessments as part of resource consent applications under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP), Taxpayers Union Executive Director … Read more »

Fed Farmers is just plain wrong on CGT

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Federated Farmers has deliberately played politics with Labours capital gains tax by delaying the release of an incorrect report they have had since June to just a week before the election, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Report asks major questions of a Capital Gains Tax

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) reinforces Federated Farmers concerns over the Labour Partys proposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The NZIER say the Labour Partys proposed Capital Gains Tax would not be a good addition … Read more »

David Cunliffe Comments on National’s Fiscal Policy

Article – Jeremy Wilkinson

In a press conference today on Wellingtons waterfront, Labour Party leader David Cunliffe shut down Nationals fiscal policy saying it was a hypothetical tax cut. Read more »

$5 in three years – maybe – the Nats’ tax fizzer

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys tax cut tease might give working Kiwis $5 a week in three years time maybe showing once and for all that National has no plan and nothing left to offer, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Read more »

National’s fiscals in disarray

Press Release – Green Party

Nationals fiscals in disarray Two weeks out from the election, the National Party is in disarray over their fiscals and cant explain what their tax policy is, says the Green Party. Read more »

Nats reshuffle the fiscal deck for 2017 tax cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The National Party has reshuffled its existing future spending and debt reduction commitments to prioritise “modest” tax cuts, worth perhaps $1 billion, which would be targeted to start from April 2017, ahead of the next general … Read more »

Big Spending But Promises Hollow

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Conservatives are spending millions pushing their binding referenda mantra to New Zealanders, but now all is revealed it is an insincere, scattered-brained attempt to win votes. Read more »

2017 Tax Cuts Won’t Buy Chicken Thighs

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is slamming the National Partys announcement that New Zealanders must wait until at least 2017 for income tax relief, if the Party leads the next government. The Unions Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

National’s plan delivering a strong NZ economy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will return to surplus this financial year and stay there so we can reduce debt, reduce ACC levies on households and businesses and start modestly reducing income taxes, Finance Spokesman Bill English says. Read more »

Vague tax cuts before surplus don’t cut it

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National cannot get away with announcing tax cuts before the books are in the black and not providing any specifics until after the election, Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Conservatives Provide More Slogans But No Detail

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to the Conservative Partys response to the Taxpayers Union call for the Party to front up with details that would allow more robust policy costings for the Taxpayers Union Bribe-O-Meter , Ben Craven, Spokesman for Taxpayers … Read more »

National Should Deliver a Meaningful Path to Ease Tax Burden

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on the National Party to announce a meaningful plan to reduce New Zealanders’ tax burden in its expected tax cut announcement this afternoon. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

How come the PM only pays 2.8% of his income in tax

Press Release – Mana Movement

Before John Key talks about the piddling tax cuts he plans for low and middle income families today he needs to explain why he only pays 2.8% of his income on tax while a minimum wage worker pays 28% tax, says MANA Movement leader Hone Harawira. Read more »

Did Judith Collins Inspire Next Week’s Tax Cuts?

Press Release – PrimeTime

Finance Minister Bill English is denying his promised tax cuts have been provoked by the Judith Collins problem. Speaking on Prime TVs Prime Time with Sean Plunket, Mr English denied Labour Finance spokesman, David Parkers claim … Read more »

National’s partners’ tax plans cost at least $42 billion

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If National forms the next government its partners tax plans will cost the country at least $42 billion, and maybe as much as $50 billion, wreaking havoc with the books, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Now for a tax you can understand

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s Capital Gains tax, as described by David Parker, is designed to drive investors away from a property bubble to productive investments,” says ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. Read more »

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