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Tax Axed!

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government has listened to the thousands of New Zealanders around the country who told it to Axe this Tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any unfair CGT

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union will fight any capital gains tax announced tomorrow afternoon with all it's got, says Jordan Williams, the lobby group’s Executive Director. “Yesterday we delivered 4,500 messages from our supporters to the Prime Minister ... More >>

Who took down the Tax Justice Billboard?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is investigating the disappearance of pro-capital gains tax Tax Justice Aotearoa’s billboard on the corner of Taranaki and Ghuznee Streets in Wellington. More >>

4,500 messages to ‘Axe this Tax’ to be delivered to Beehive

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:50 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

This afternoon, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union will deliver to the Beehive the first 4,500 submissions made through the Union ’s ‘Axe this Tax’ website . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams will be available on Parliament’s ... More >>

2/3rds of CGT revenue will come from taxing ‘paper gains'

Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Two thirds of the forecast revenue from the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax is created by the proposal’s failure to adjust for inflation, reveals the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in its new report, Inflating the Cost of Tax: ... More >>

Treasury’s well-being card game an embarrassment

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 11:20 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Treasury’s ‘well-being’ focus is leading it to replace economic rigor with buzzword culture, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union , as top department officials host a ‘social lab’ centered around a ‘Heartwork Wellbeing Card Game’ . More >>

The union-backed pro-CGT campaign is fake grassroots

Monday, 8 April 2019, 9:49 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the launch of new campaign to promote Michael Cullen’s capital gains tax, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “This campaign is not a grassroots movement – it’s more like astroturf. The campaign ... More >>

Ken Shirley joins Taxpayers’ Union board of directors

Friday, 5 April 2019, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Former Cabinet Minister and Land Transport Forum CEO Ken Shirley has joined the Board of Directors at the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “Ken’s background as a Minister, an MP in two political ... More >>

Does Stars and Stripes pull-out mean taxpayers are saved?

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Does Stars and Stripes pull-out mean taxpayers are saved from inflated Emirates Team NZ subsidy? More >>

Taxpayers’ Union launch major campaign to beat unfair CGT

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:19 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union today formally launches a major campaign to fight the unfair capital gains tax, proposed by Dr Michael Cullen’s Tax Working Group. The Union is encouraging New Zealanders to go to axethistax.nz and use the email ... More >>

Inland Revenue’s CGT advice is damning

Monday, 1 April 2019, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

December 2017 advice from Inland Revenue to the Government on a capital gains tax is damning and should have nipped the idea in the bud, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Taxpayers’ Union to stand candidate for Greater Wellington

Monday, 1 April 2019, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union mascot Porky the Waste-hater will stand for the Greater Wellington Regional Council in this year’s local elections. More >>

Falling business confidence shows need for u-turn on tax

Friday, 29 March 2019, 10:48 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

With the business sector spooked, the Government should be planning tax relief, not an economically damaging capital gains tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Dr Cullen’s CGT history paints Govt into a corner

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 11:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Dr Michael Cullen’s historical insistence that a capital gains tax should apply to all asset classes (i.e. have no exemptions) paints the current Government into a corner, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis ... More >>

Government’s excuses over OIA inaction are astonishing

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Andrew Little’s claim that reform of the Official Information Act may no longer be necessary thanks to the openness of his Government is astonishing, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Teachers bunking off tomorrow shouldn’t be paid

Thursday, 14 March 2019, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Minister of Education to confirm that teachers who 'strike' with students at tomorrow's climate protests won't be paid for their time bunking off. More >>

Ron Mark secret recording revelations require explanation

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to 'please explain' following the partial airing of a previously secret recording of Minister for Veterans, Ron Mark, apparently threatening to pull taxpayer funding of a veterans group if its members ... More >>

PM must release Cabinet Office advice on Jones issue

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 10:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister must release advice given by the Cabinet Office to Shane Jones regarding his conflict of interest, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Labour’s anti-CGT petition shows policy in disarray

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:38 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The fact the Labour Party is collecting signatures both for and against the proposed capital gains tax suggests the party is in disarray over the issue, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams ... More >>

Reserve Bank should abandon the PC BS and stay in its lane

Monday, 11 March 2019, 11:56 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Reserve Bank should focus on monetary policy and prudential supervision, rather than hiring a Maori Cultural Capability Advisor , says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

 

 

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