Labour reverses Ardern’s ‘captain’s call’ on tax reform

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party has reversed one of new leader Jacinda Ardern’s first ‘captain’s calls’, saying it will implement no tax reforms recommended by a working group before the 2020 election. Read more »

Labour’s Tax Pledge Means Their Numbers Don’t Add Up

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says Labour cant have it all ways, pointing out that Labours manifesto is costed at $23 billion over the next Parliamentary term, second only to New Zealand First. Read more »

Two taxes down, five to go

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party has postponed two new taxes but has left five more in place that would slow down the New Zealand economy and restrict growth, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Labour committed to fair and progressive tax system

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is committed to a tax system where everyone pays their fair share and where we start to address the imbalances that have fuelled the housing crisis, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson and Labours Revenue spokesperson Michael … Read more »

Labour would put up income tax for average wage workers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is misleading New Zealand workers by trying to suggest they wont increase income taxes, National Party Revenue spokesperson Judith Collins says. Read more »

Labour Leader Floats New Dairy Milksolids Tax

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has created a new tax on live television the Dairy Milksolids Tax. Read more »

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Tax Inspector Prostate Inspector 12 SEPTEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Winston Peters’ idea that tax refunds should depend on getting a prostate check is his most bizarre idea ever, and a breach of human rights, says the Taxpayers Union. Taxpayers … Read more »

Confusion reigns on Labour’s Capital Gains tax

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Confusion reigns on Labour’s capital gains tax and where the boundaries are between that and people’s inheritances, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Māori police cars as offensive to taxpayers as to Maori

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says the Police need to focus on catching crooks, not spending money on rebranding Poice cars with Mori designs, as a silly PC-PR gimmick Read more »

Labour still hiding its real plan from New Zealanders

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labour still hiding its real plan from New Zealanders The Labour Party needs to be much more upfront with New Zealanders than it is being in its so-called 100 day plan, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “What’s most noticeable about … Read more »

Yet another tax on regional NZ from Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party is continuing its full-frontal attack on regional New Zealand with its announcement today that farming would join the Emissions Trading Scheme, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Paula Bennett said. Read more »

Let’s tax this. What are we in for, Labour?

Press Release – Federated Farmers

On the cusp of the election, voters are still in the dark about what taxes they might be hit with if Labour is part of the next government. Read more »

Robertson’s budget set to be the best since Roger Douglas

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is delighted that the Labour Party are committing to, in effect, running zero budgets outside of the areas of spending they have already announced. Clarification that their operating allowance is annual, and not cumulative, … Read more »

PM’s Award will mean big savings for taxpayers

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Labour Party’s proposal to create a $2,000 Prime Minister’s award is an encouraging signal, since every trainee and apprentice will save the taxpayer much more than that, says the Industry Training Federation. Read more »

Retail NZ Calls for Election Spending Restraint

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on all political parties to rein in their election spending promises, after revelations that the major parties are promising to increase Government spending by between $7.6 billion and $25.9 billion over the next three years. Read more »

Refusal to rule out land tax will scare struggling kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Labour leaders refusal to rule out introducing a land tax in the first term of a Labour-led Government will scare New Zealanders struggling to pay the monthly bills, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Ms Ardern refused to rule out a tax when asked … Read more »

For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

For the first time, ACT is the biggest spender in weekly Bribe-O-Meter update Read more »

Labour says National using ‘cynical, desperate’ tactics

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Labour Party finance spokesman Grant Robertson has hit back at claims by National Party campaign chair and Finance Minister Steven Joyce of an $11.7 billion “hole” in Labour’s budget plans, but has still been left … Read more »

Assessment of Labour Party Fiscal Plan costings

Press Release – BERL

BERL strongly disputes assertions that there are errors in the Labour Party Fiscal Plan that BERL examined and assessed. Read more »

Tauranga woman jailed for elaborate tax fraud

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A Tauranga woman who created an elaborate scheme to defraud taxpayers of nearly $3 million has been sentenced to prison for three years and seven months. Read more »

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