McClay: Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ tax conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to be here today as this is my first speech since the election and I have, to my great satisfaction, retained the Revenue portfolio and therefore the privilege as the Minister of Revenue of opening this conference. Read more »

ACC annual profit more than halves as claims mount

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Accident Compensation Corp, the state-owned accident insurer, reported a 57 percent drop in annual profit after it faced more claims than anticipated, and as its investment portfolio returns missed expectations. Read more »

SFO won’t comment on why Whitehead not used in SCF trial

Article – BusinessDesk

SFO won’t comment on why Treasury witness not used in South Canterbury Finance trial Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators September 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 3:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/6/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit decreased from $4.4 billion, to $2.9 billion. The continued narrowing of the OBEGAL deficit was a result of further growth in the nominal economy (leading to a higher tax take). Read more »

Callaghan recipient breaks ahead of the cloud-PBX pack

Press Release – Vadacom

Callaghan recipient Vadacom breaks ahead of the cloud-PBX pack with people, funding and technology Read more »

Treasury Tells National Housing Policy Will Worsen Problems

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Tells National That Housing Policy Will Make Problem Worse 6 OCTOBER 2014 Read more »

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the companys remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the companys mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises … Read more »

BERL strongly affirms robustness of its CGT calculations

Press Release – BERL

http://www.berl.co.nz/economic-insights/macro-picture/government-and-fiscal-policy/berl-strongly-affirms-robustness-of-its-cgt-calculations/ Read more »

DCC Appoints Treasury Manager

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Wednesday, 10 September 2014) Richard Davey has been appointed to the new position of Dunedin City Council Treasury Manager. Read more »

NZIER report on Labour’s Capital Gains Tax policy

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand Labour Party has issued a media release calling into question the efficacy of the report authored by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). Read more »

$5 in three years – maybe – the Nats’ tax fizzer

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys tax cut tease might give working Kiwis $5 a week in three years time maybe showing once and for all that National has no plan and nothing left to offer, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Read more »

National’s fiscals in disarray

Press Release – Green Party

Nationals fiscals in disarray Two weeks out from the election, the National Party is in disarray over their fiscals and cant explain what their tax policy is, says the Green Party. Read more »

National to further reduce ACC levies

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will continue to support ACCs rehabilitation and injury prevention work while further reducing levies on households and businesses, National Party ACC Spokesman Craig Foss says. Read more »

National’s plan delivering a strong NZ economy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

A re-elected National Government will return to surplus this financial year and stay there so we can reduce debt, reduce ACC levies on households and businesses and start modestly reducing income taxes, Finance Spokesman Bill English says. Read more »

The living wage is a dumb way to help poor working families

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Treasury found that two-thirds of households earning between $14.25 and $18.40 per hour had no dependants and receive little in the way of welfare payments. Read more »

Now for a tax you can understand

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Labour’s Capital Gains tax, as described by David Parker, is designed to drive investors away from a property bubble to productive investments,” says ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. Read more »

Conservatives disappointed with Taxpayers’ Union vision

Press Release – Conservative Party

The Conservative Party responded to the Taxpayers’ Union today saying the Union lacks vision when it comes to prison reform. Read more »

Labour commits to stable funding for voluntary sector

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will establish long-term funding and streamline contract accountability for community and voluntary groups, says Labours spokesperson for the sector Louisa Wall. Read more »

Prime Time with Sean Plunkett: English v Parker

Press Release – Front Page Ltd

Tax — can we afford cuts and how would a capital gains tax work? Read more »

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