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Taxpayers Milked To The Tune Of $48K For Anti-dairy Propaganda

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is challenging the New Zealand Film Commissions funding criteria after it gave anti-dairy documentary Milked a $48,550 finishing grant . The film, currently screening in New Zealand cinemas, argues that the … Read more »

Taxpayer Victory: Govt’s Three Waters Ads Canned For Straying Into Propaganda

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is welcoming the cancellation of the taxpayer-funded Three Waters ad campaign. BusinessDesk reports that the Governments $3.5 million Three Waters ad campaign has been canned early due to concerns from the Public Service … Read more »

Minister Of Finance Out-of-touch With Business

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Finance has provided no details on how the transition to the Traffic Light System will affect businesses, says Nationals Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. Businesses need to plan ahead of time for critical financial decisions such as … Read more »

Improving NZ’s Tax Administration System

Press Release – BusinessNZ

Tax administration could be improved with better technology and more partnerships with the private sector, the BusinessNZ Tax Group says. The BusinessNZ Tax Group is a group of leading tax practitioners and service providers who have produced a … Read more »

Tax Justice Aotearoa Slams Uber’s Irresponsible Tax Behaviour At A Time Of Stretched Public Services

Press Release – Tax Justice Aotearoa

Tax Justice Aotearoa welcomes the report Estimating Uber’s tax gap in Aotearoa published by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research in collaboration with FIRST Union and E t,. Glenn Barclay, Chair of Tax Justice Aotearoa, says: … Read more »

Uber’s NZ Tax Gap Estimated On Heels Of Global Taxation Reform

Press Release – FIRST Union

Joint media release: Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research (CICTAR), FIRST Union and E t Following a meeting of world leaders to finalise global rules on multinational tax avoidance, an alliance of groups has estimated … Read more »

Kiwis Getting Poorer By The Day Under Labour

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Minister of Finance has done nothing to stymie the rapidly rising cost of living in New Zealand and Kiwis are poorer for it, says Nationals Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. Inflation for the September quarter hit 4.9 per cent, the highest it has … Read more »

State Of Tax Justice Report Reveals Extent Of Global Tax Abuse

Press Release – Tax Justice

Countries are losing a total of $483 billion in tax a year to global tax abuse committed by multinational corporations and wealthy individuals according to the 2021 edition of the State of Tax Justice report. This figure is a staggering amount of money … Read more »

Unemployment Insurance Will Mean More Tax – NZ Initiative Report

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (Thursday, 11 November 2021) A new unemployment insurance scheme would be another tax on income, with little benefit, and increase unemployment, according to a new report from The New Zealand Initiative. The think tank warns that the scheme … Read more »

Tax Specialists To Update Tauranga Property Industry

Press Release – Urban Task Force

TAURANGA, 11 November 2021: Advocates for positive change in Tauranga, The Urban Task Force (UTF) are hosting an informative event on Tuesday 16 November to help local property investors and developers navigate the latest changes to property tax … Read more »

Forget The Right Side Of History, Is EECA On The Side Of Taxpayers?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Amidst a global pandemic where debt and spending are at record highs, taxpayers have forked out almost $600,000 for a 30 second video about being on the right side of climate change, says ACTs Energy spokesperson Simon Court. The … Read more »

Mahuta’s Working Group On ‘accountability’ Is Laughable

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

Nanaia Mahutas working group to advise on governance and accountability arrangements for the Three Waters Reform Programme is laughable given its make up, says the Taxpayers Union . The working group was announced in response to 61 of the country’s 67 … Read more »

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