Deloitte report a vote of confidence in NZ’s tax system

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has described Deloittes 2014 Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey Report as a vote of confidence in New Zealands tax system. It has been the focus of this Government to continually refine the tax system, and ensure … Read more »

Low-geared NZ local authorities mull new ways to raise funds

Article – BusinessDesk

Low-geared NZ local authorities mull new ways to raise funds in addition to property taxes Read more »

National’s Broken Promise to Cut Wellington Pen Pushers

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

National should stick to its promises to rein in the public service if it is to plug the shortfall in forecast tax revenue and get back into surplus in the 2014 budget, says Jordan Williams, the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union … Read more »

Tax consistency as key to driving investment growth in Asia

Press Release – Deloitte

Deloitte survey highlights tax consistency as key to driving investment growth in Asia Pacific New Zealand well placed against backdrop of greater complexity and less consistency and predictability of tax policies in the region New Zealands tax … Read more »

Huge interest in Inland Revenue’s mobile app challenge

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

MEDIA RELEASE 8 April 2014 Huge public interest in Inland Revenues mobile app challenge Inland Revenue has received over 240 registrations for its App4IR Challenge since it opened last month. Chief Technology Officer Myles Ward says that more registrations … Read more »

Financial Statements of NZ Govt for 8 Months to 28/2/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. While some weakness … Read more »

No Reason for Soft Drink Tax on All Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the feature in today’s New Zealand Herald on efforts to promote a sugar tax on soft drinks, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Banker’s doubts over LVRs another nail in the housing coffin

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Thousands of first home buyers around New Zealand will be asking the Government what all the pain has been for after departing BNZ CEO Andrew Thorburn said that the jury is still out on whether LVRs have worked, says Labours housing spokesperson Phil … Read more »

PwC welcomes progress on FATCA agreement with US Treasury

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

The US Treasury today announced it has reached an agreement in substance with New Zealand on the terms of an inter-government agreement (IGA) for the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) rules. This will provide greater … Read more »

WooHoo mobile app makes applying for tax refunds easier

Press Release – WooHoo

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds launched their tax refund mobile application this week along with a website refresh for desktop users and upgrade to the mobile website too. Read more »

Tax and spend Nats push up interest rates

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National has changed its colours and become the real tax and spend party but is trying to hide the truth through suspect accounting, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Key Opts for Lolly Scramble Over Tax Cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Key Opts for Lolly Scramble Over Tax Cuts 3 APRIL 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers Union is disappointed with Prime Minister John Keys indication that the May Budget will have no plans for tax cuts . Union Executive Director, Jordan … Read more »

ATEED welcomes film incentive announcement

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The release of key criteria in the Governments revamped New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), which came into effect yesterday, is welcome news for Aucklands hugely valuable screen sector, says Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development … Read more »

Criteria finalised for NZ Screen Production Grant

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has released the criteria for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) that comes into effect from today. The NZSPG combines the Large Budget Screen Production Grant and Screen Production Incentive Fund into a new grant agreed by … Read more »

Reduction to ACC Levies a Good Start

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Reacting to today’s reduction of ACC levies which, according to ACC Minister Judith Collins, will save New Zealanders $387 million per year , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

IRD and New Zealand ICT industry working together

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has described consultation with New Zealands ICT industry as critical to the success of IRDs Business Transformation programme, which will bring the tax system into the 21st Century. Read more »

Michael Hill reaches A$6M settlement with tax office

Article – BusinessDesk

April 1 (BusinessDesk) – Michael Hill International, the jewellery chain that bears the name of its founder, has reached an A$6 million settlement with the Australian Tax Office over the 2008 transfer of intellectual property to an Australian subsidiary. Read more »

Responsible climate change policy is a “bottom line”

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Act Party today reconfirmed its policy on climate change focusing on mitigation and adaptation. This follows the release of the lates report form the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read more »

Q+A 30/3/14 – Climate Change – Call to Action or Do Nothing

Press Release – Television New Zealand

The Act party says it would do nothing about climate change as policies around reducing carbon emissions are irresponsible moral exhibitionism. Act leader Jamie Whyte told TVNZs Q+A programme that theres no point in New Zealand cutting its emissions … Read more »

Million dollar input to stimulate Rotorua businesses

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua is set to benefit with one million dollars being poured back into promoting business growth through the Rotorua District Councils draft annual plan for 2014/15. Read more »

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