Cullen-led tax working group investigate fairer tax system

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The government has appointed former Finance Minister Michael Cullen to lead a tax working group tasked with brainstorming a fairer and more balanced tax system. Read more »

Labour’s $4m Hollow Elephant

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Government’s announced $4m Tax Working Group has already ruled out so many options it should be pronounced Dead on Arrival and stopped” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tax Working Group underwhelming

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments Tax Working Group announcement looks like an eighteen month long rubber stamp for a Capital Gains Tax, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Taxpayers Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group 23 NOVEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. “Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration … Read more »

Tax Working Group Terms of Reference announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Towards a fairer tax system – Tax Working Group Terms of Reference announced Hon Grant Robertson Hon Stuart Nash Read more »

Destiny International Trust, Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings

Press Release – Charities Registration Board

The independent Charities Registration Board has decided to remove Destiny International Trust and Te Hahi o Nga Matamua Holdings Limited from the Charities Register on 20 December 2017 because of the charities persistent failure to meet their annual … Read more »

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment Retail NZ is asking Revenue Minister the Hon Stuart Nash to stand by his commitment to make sure that foreign websites are paying their share of GST, after reports that he “jumped the gun” in … Read more »

Chartered accountants want training from IR

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Issues experienced with GST changes earlier this year have prompted Chartered Accountants to request more training from Inland Revenue (IR) ahead of the implementation of the new income tax system, the latest Satisfaction with IR survey released today … Read more »

Retail NZ Welcomes Government Commitment on GST

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed comments by Revenue Minister the Hon. Stuart Nash that the Government will “absolutely” move to make foreign websites register for GST. Read more »

Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Grant Robertsons fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected in the past Government’s PREFU , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Grant Robertsons fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected by Labour in the lead up to the election, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Facilities necessary, but Emirates Team NZ can fund itself

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Finance Minister Grant Robertson should be ruling out even more taxpayers money being used to support Team New Zealands private sponsors, says the Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option

Press Release – Retail NZ

Australian Study Shows GST Registration Best Option for Foreign Websites Retail NZ says that an Australian Productivity Commission report released today reinforces the fact that our Government should move immediately to make foreign websites register … Read more »

NZ Super Fund used Appleby law firm

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has used the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby at the centre of the ‘Paradise Papers’ tax papers. Read more »

5 steps governments can take to stop another #ParadisePapers

Press Release – Oxfam

Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the Paradise Papers leak. Read more »

NZ govt’s operating deficit in line with expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt’s operating deficit in line with expectations in first three months; debt below forecast Read more »

Auckland Council receives first value for money reviews

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Finance and Performance committee today received the first four reviews of its three-year value for money programme, agreeing to endorse the recommendations and investigate how they can be implemented. Read more »

Paradise Papers: NZ Govt urged to demonstrate leadership

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

The New Zealand Government has a huge opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the global stage in reforming the worlds rigged and unjust global tax system, Oxfam said today. Read more »

Tell Goff to control spending instead of adding taxes

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Tell Goff to control spending instead of adding taxes The Government should tell Phil Goff and his council to control their spending to free up money for public transport rather than letting them raid Aucklanders wallets with a regional fuel tax, National … Read more »

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