Auckland man jailed for make-believe GST refunds

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A prolific Auckland offender has been jailed for more than two years for fraudulently claiming GST refunds on behalf of several fictitious businesses. While serving home detention, Andrew Myer McGirr filed false GST claims on several occasions in 2010 … Read more »

RBNZ right to suggest tax changes for housing

Press Release – NZMEA

In a speech today, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Grant Spencer suggested fresh consideration is needed on policy to address the tax-preferred status of housing, particularly for investors. We support this call to correct tax imbalances which … Read more »

John Key must introduce a Capital Gains Tax

Press Release – Green Party

John Key needs to recognise his governments policies are driving up house prices and instead adopt the Reserve Banks recommendation to introduce a Capital Gains Tax, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Government Way Behind Eight Ball on Corporate Tax Avoiders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Given that the New Zealand government is softening up the public for a GST increase on imported goods and services, by lowering the $400 exemption, it is high time to stop turning a blind eye to corporate tax avoidance in New Zealand, says New Zealand … Read more »

Impact of Zero Hour Contracts on Tax Returns

Press Release – NZ Tax Refunds

WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds welcomes the recent announcement by Restaurant Brands that zero hour contracts will no longer be offered to employees. According to WooHoo NZ Tax Refunds, many of their customers who are owed a tax refund are those on zero … Read more »

Launch of ‘Taniwha Tax’ Briefing Paper

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union , with support from the Auckland Property Investors Association , Auckland Ratepayers Alliance and Democracy Action today launched a briefing paper on Auckland Councils new Mana Whenua Cultural Impact Assessment provisions. … Read more »

$80 Million More on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is shocked that the Government is wasting the last $80 million of the Future Investment Fund on corporate welfare through Callaghan Innovations ‘R&D grants. Read more »

GST gets faster and easier with new mobile app

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenues new mobile app is simplifying GST filing for small businesses and, already, 7,270 people have downloaded it. Read more »

Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance Launched

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Rate hikes, proposed new taxes and a culture of wasteful spending has led a group of concerned citizens to form the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance which begins operations from today. Read more »

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Press Release – Ministry for the Environment

New Zealands Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealands progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework … Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government

Press Release – The Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Eight Months Ended 28 February 2015 Read more »

Let’s introduce a Railtax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Governments largesse into rail is so big it deserves its own tax, the Railtax, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Nats’ limited thinking stifling innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nats limited thinking stifling innovation Businesses trying to innovate and create better products are being let down by this Government with an industry expert saying Steven Joyces mini-tax credits will have almost no impact, says Labours Finance … Read more »

Auckland accountant sentenced to more than 2 years jail

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Auckland accountant sentenced to more than 2 years jail for taxpayer rip-off 8 April 2015 Read more »

Kiwis Set to Get Their 10-Year Passports Back

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming reports that New Zealanders are soon to get their 10-year passports back, but says that a 10-year passport does not justify the hike in fees being hinted at by the Prime Minister. Taxpayers Union Executive … Read more »

Otago Regional Council blindsides ratepayers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is calling on the Otago Regional Council to properly inform and explain themselves to their ratepayer farmers who are facing huge increases in rates and consent costs this year. Read more »

Industry heavyweights judge young tax professionals’ ideas

Press Release – Tax Management New Zealand

Four young tax professionals will present and debate their ideas for the future state of the tax system with respected industry figures in Wellington in October and come away with an inflated bank balance. Read more »

Don’t Throw Good Money After Bad on Gisborne Line

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on Hawkes Bay politicians not to give in to those lobbying for the reopening of the former Napier-Gisborne railway line.Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says: Read more »

End of Provisional Tax Would be Lifesaver for SME Companies

Press Release – Business Mentors

Proposals to end provisional tax and replace it with a business PAYE system would be a lifesaver for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) says Ray Schofield, CEO of Business Mentors New Zealand, the only national, volunteer business mentoring … Read more »

Employee share scheme tax simplification efforts welcomed

Press Release – KPMG

KPMG Head of Global Mobility Services, Rebecca Armour, welcomed the release of a proposal aimed at reducing compliance costs for employees that participate in employee share schemes. Read more »

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