Government Still Missing Out on Revenue

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New legislation requiring international firms to charge GST when selling digital services to New Zealanders comes into force tomorrow. Retail NZ and Booksellers NZ say that, while this is good news for big tech firms like Spark and Sky TV, the Government … Read more »

35% of offshore speculators paying no tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Offshore investors are aggressively exploiting tax breaks to pay no tax on their rental properties according to IRD data released by Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. 35% of offshore investors are paying no tax on their properties, … Read more »

Road pricing must not be used as a revenue grab

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Any new revenue raised by road pricing should be offset with reductions in petrol tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour, in response to the Auckland Transport Alignment Project released today . Read more »

Taxation Bill to Carve Hours Off Provisional Tax Prep

Press Release – Xero

WELLINGTON, 14th September, 2016 – Xero, the accounting software provider, today at Parliament made a submission on the Governments Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill in front of the special Finance & Expenditure … Read more »

Property Institute proposes bold new housing solutions

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is calling for Government, Local Government and the Reserve Bank to work together to introduce a range of new measures to address the Auckland housing crisis. Read more »

Current Property Tax Issues Guide

Press Release – Simpson Grierson

8 September 2016 Tax Law Current Property Tax Issues Guide Over the past 12 months, the Government has introduced a package of tax reforms targeting land dealing activities. These are: Read more »

Significant income redistribution after tax reforms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New data from the Treasury shows that income redistribution across New Zealands income tax and support system continues to increase, with the top 10 per cent of households forecast to pay 37.2 per cent of income tax in 2016/17, compared with … Read more »

BEPS proposals released for consultation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A strategy used by some large multinationals to shift profits overseas and minimise their New Zealand tax is the focus of international tax proposals released for consultation today, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse. Read more »

Second consultation on taxation of employee share scheme

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Inland Revenue has released an update on proposals to reform the tax treatment of employee share schemes. Submissions close on 30 September. Read more »

IrrigationNZ congratulates irrigators on 100% compliance

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ congratulates the irrigating community for achieving Environment Canterburys 100% target for water metering across Canterbury. Read more »

Sugar taxes: Labour should look at evidence

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Taxpayers Union Urges Labour Party to Look Closely at the Evidence Before Promoting Sugar Tax Read more »

Apple New Zealand Must Now Pay Fair Rate of Tax

Press Release – Oxfam

Apple New Zealand Must Now Pay Fair Rate of Tax, Says Oxfam, Following European Ruling Read more »

Apple likely owes back taxes here too

Column – Green Party

The European Commission has ruled that Apple owes 13bn in back taxes there. Its likely that Apple owes New Zealand our fair share of back taxes too. Read more »

Free Press: Muldoon Lives!

Column – ACT New Zealand

On the weekend New Zealand First challenged the Prime Minister to dictate which branches Westpac could and couldnt close, because Westpac is the Governments banker. The taxpayer would effectively be subsidising Westpac to keep some branches open … Read more »

Let’s not set back taxpayers’ rights by 327 years

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Michael Woodhouses move to bypass parliamentary approval of tax changes via Orders of Council would take taxpayers rights back 327 years, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The move was first noticed by the Taxpayers Union last week. Read more »

Overseas pensions, and direct deductions

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

“There is a form of elder abuse no-one in Parliament wants to acknowledge,” claims Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) Advocate for Seniors, Heather Marion Smith. “It is the outright theft by the MSD (Ministry of Social Development) … Read more »

Ports of Auckland delivers $54M dividend to council

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland Council will receive a $54.3 million dividend from Ports of Auckland after the city’s port operator announced a lift in full-year profit despite even as revenue fell with container volumes. Read more »

Attempt to Skirt Proper Process a Constitutional Disgrace

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouses proposed amendment to the Tax Administration Act, allowing tax law to be changed by Order in Council, is a constitutional disgrace, says Jordan Williams, a former constitutional lawyer and current Executive Director … Read more »

25 Council Candidates Agree to Keep Rates Down

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is releasing its list of candidates who have signed the Ratepayer Protection Pledge, which prevents those candidates from voting for any measures which increase the total average burden of rates, levies, and other … Read more »

Council Candidate calls for visitor surcharge for Waiheke

Press Release – Rob Thomas

Witha near 700,000 tourists travelling to Waiheke each year the island is suffering from poor self-governance and infrastructure to manage a tidal wave of change. With just $100,000 available each year the Waiheke Local Board its unlikely to be able … Read more »

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