Taxpayers’ Union Urge Car Owners to Avoid ACC Over-Payment

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is urging car owners to be careful renewing motor vehicle licences before lower ACC levy rates come into effect on 1 July and is encouraging the public not to follow the New Zealand Transport Agencys default option of 12-month … Read more »

Border clearance levy welcomed

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are welcoming a border clearance levy, signalled in the Budget 2015 announcement by the Government. From the start of next year, passengers coming in and out of New Zealand will pay around … Read more »

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute?

Press Release – Green Party

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute? Figures in Nationals 2015 Budget revealing that nearly $31 million is being spent on increasing greenhouse emissions show just how much the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is unfair to New … Read more »

Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil TWYFORD Housing Spokesperson 23 May 2015 MEDIA STATEMENT Speculator tax political stunt gone wrong Bill Englishs admission he doesnt know whether Nationals new speculator tax will have any effect shows last weekends announcement by the … Read more »

Another new tax, another broken promise

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National has unveiled yet another new tax in this Budget a rural broadband levy that will almost certainly result in an immediate price hike for internet and telephone connections across New Zealand, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said Read more »

Airport Sector Opposes International Border Tax

Press Release – NZ Airports

The Governments announcement to impose a tax on all departing and arriving international travellers is a border tax masquerading as a bio-security and customs levy. Read more »

Government’s border levy announcement

Press Release – Auckland Airport

The Government has announced that it will implement a passenger levy of $22 for a return international trip. Auckland Airport considers that this new tax could impact New Zealands competitiveness as a tourist destination, especially for those travellers … Read more »

Minister welcomes $74 million for tax compliance

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 continues the Governments investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid paying tax, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says. Budget details announced yesterday include a further Budget allocation … Read more »

Porirua residents continue to rate council services highly

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Porirua residents continue to have a high level of satisfaction with most of the Councils services, facilities and performance areas, Porirua City Councils Te Komiti heard today. Read more »

Dunne Speaks on the 2015 Budget

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

The 2015 Budget has been presented, and while Parliament settles down for the next day or so to debate some of the consequential legislation, the public will begin to pick over the entrails to determine their assessment of it. Essentially, it will … Read more »

Nasty cuts to Kiwisaver show young NZers are fair game

Press Release – Green Party

Government moves to axe the $1000 Kiwisaver kick-start show that the Government has abandoned young New Zealanders, the Green Party says. Read more »

Budget 2015 refreshingly free of tax changes

Press Release – Deloitte

Apart from the much discussed announcement of extra funding for property tax compliance and a number of measures directed at providing extra tools to Inland Revenue for this work, there were refreshingly few changes to tax settings announced in todays … Read more »

Budget 2015 introduces new ‘travel tax’ on Kiwi families

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is set to launch a campaign on the border clearance levy, or Travel Tax the Government has announced as part of Budget 2015. The Travel Tax is expected to take effect from 1 January 2016, and will add around $20 to the … Read more »

National deliver Labour-Green Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is awarding Bill Englishs seventh budget a 2 out of 10 describing it as what voters would have expected from a Labour-Green Government. Read more »

Budget 2015 brings home reality of a hard economic grind

Press Release – Deloitte

Finance Minister Bill English announced his seventh budget to the nation today with few surprises and little fanfare. Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos says Budget 2015, the first budget in the Governments third term, is evolutionary rather than revolutionary, … Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union welcome changes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming removal of the $1,000 KiwiSaver kick-start, as announced in Budget 2015 today. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union , says: Read more »

Budget 2015: Where’s the broader long term plan?

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Budget 2015: A much needed focus on vulnerable families but wheres the broader long term plan? Read more »

Budget 2015: Sticks to tried and tested formula

Press Release – PwC

Budget 2015 delivers few surprises, and sticks to the approach we have come to expect from the Minister of Finance, says PwC Chief Executive Office Bruce Hassall. Read more »

Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. Read more »

Budget delivers on housing, but not earthquake strengthening

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased with the Governments budget announcement which has unveiled 420 hectares of land and a $52 million pledge to work with private developers in Auckland. Read more »

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