“No New Taxes” Govt plans to make Kiwis pay more

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government that promised not to increase the tax burden on Kiwis is already setting out to suck up the spare cash of Kiwi families and load more debt onto future generations, Nationals Finance Spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Fuel tax gets massive thumbs down in survey

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Main points Only 14 percent of respondents support a proposed Government fuel tax More than half are happy with the amount of income tax they currently pay 44 percent support a capital gains or a wealth tax A poll out today shows New … Read more »

Government to blame for worsening cost of living

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

With Stats NZ data showing housing costs, tobacco taxes, and petrol costs are driving up the cost of living for low income households, its clear the Government is worsening poverty, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

GST rules clarified for non-profit bodies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has signalled a law change to clarify GST rules around the sale of assets by non-profit bodies. The GST treatment of non-profit organisations differs from other entities, says Mr Nash. Non-profits can register for GST … Read more »

Income gap with Australia about to widen

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Completely opposite approaches to family incomes from Governments on either side of the Tasman risk re-starting the brain drain to Australia with the income gap for middle-income earners about to start widening for the first time in a decade, Leader … Read more »

Productivity Commission investigates local govt funding

Article – BusinessDesk

May 11 (BusinessDesk) – The government wants a better understanding of how local bodies are funding their increasing cost base and infrastructure needs without simply relying on higher rates, and has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate. Read more »

People don’t want your fuel tax, Phil

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

With Auckland Councils latest round of public submissions on the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax closing Monday the public is loudly saying it doesnt want it, Nationals Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

Productivity Commission inquiry on local government funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the Government will hold a Productivity Commission inquiry into local government funding. Read more »

Warning for Govt: don’t tax cigarette alternatives

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union welcomes the latest New Zealand Initiative report Smoke and Vapour: the changing world of tobacco harm reduction , and endorses the reports view [Chapter 5.5] that politicians should not apply tax to new nicotine products. … Read more »

CTU’s push-poll on tax is laughable

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

10 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Council of Trade Unions poll purporting to show a majority of New Zealanders favouring higher tax rates is a dishonest attempt to inflate support for tax hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The poll, … Read more »

NZ agrees – increase tax revenue for better public services

Press Release – Public Service Association

New Zealanders overwhelmingly agree public services need more funding – and they think tax should be increased to pay for them, according to new research released today. Read more »

Desire for tax offers hope for underfunded public services

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Kiwis want more taxes and stronger public services. That’s the clear message from independent market researc h commissioned by the Council of Trade Unions. Read more »

Petition to end funding for Clinton Foundation

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Over 5,000 taxpayers have signed the New Zealand Taxpayers Union s petition to end taxpayer funding for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation. In addition, 1,231 people have personally written to Minister … Read more »

Govt Financial Statements 9 months ending 31 March 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the 9 months ending 31 March 2018 Read more »

Tax evading Hamilton tradie gets nine months’ home detention

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

An anonymous tip-off has led to a Hamilton tradesman being sentenced to nine months home detention for not paying nearly $240,000 in tax. Read more »

Tax and spend’ has been an unmitigated failure

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Today is Tax Freedom Day. The year is already 35 percent complete and New Zealanders have only just paid their collective tax bill. Read more »

Tax Freedom Day not until 27 May

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

7 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The premature celebration of ‘Tax Freedom Day’ by Staples Rodway is just festive silliness says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Reacting to coverage of ‘Tax Freedom Day’ Taxpayers Union Economist, Joe Ascroft … Read more »

Untapped $1 billion revenue pot hiding in shadows

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Friday 4 May 2018 Government pointed toward untapped $1 billion revenue pot hiding in shadows Read more »

Woods at risk of shattering fuel price glasshouse

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

If the Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, is so concerned about petrol prices, she should haul Phil Twyford into her office, not executives from BP, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, While … Read more »

Victory: Public money unstuck from the mud

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The cancellation of Rotoruas failed Mudtopia festival is a major victory for ratepayers and taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . The cancellation of the festival is the culmination of a campaign by the Taxpayers Union which … Read more »

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