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Saudi 'Compensation' Not in Full And Final Settlement

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is has uncovered that despite building a $7.5 million ‘Agri-hub’ and paying $4 million to the Al Khalaf Group, no settlement agreement or liability waiver was secured in relation to the apparent claim the Government is using to justify ... More >>

No Rights of Access to $11.5 Million Dollar Saudi Farm

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 11:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Exclusive: No Rights of Access to $11.5 Million Dollar Saudi Farm WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union has uncovered that despite taxpayers forking out $11.5 million to build an ‘Agri-hub' in Saudi Arabia, officials failed ... More >>

Taxpayers Short-Changed by Skycity Deal

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 10:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is outraged over the latest details of the SkyCity convention centre released today, specifically that the number of delegates the centre will be able to hold has been reduced for a second time. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

10-Year Passports Welcome But Cost Still Above Average

Monday, 25 May 2015, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The  Taxpayers’ Union  is delighted with today's announcement from Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne, that New Zealand passports will have a ten-year validity from the end of the year. More >>

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

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:06 pm | 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 Agency’s default option of 12-month ... More >>

Budget 2015 introduces new 'travel tax' on Kiwi families

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:20 pm | 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 ... More >>

National deliver Labour-Green Budget

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is awarding Bill English’s seventh budget a “2 out of 10” describing it as what voters would have expected from a Labour-Green Government. More >>

Taxpayers' Union welcome changes

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:14 pm | 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: More >>

Spa Pool Grant for Iwi Group

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Spa Pool Grant for Iwi Group 20 MAY 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is slamming the latest round of corporate welfare announced today by the Prime Minister. One of the grants sees $350,000 of taxpayers’ money being given to Pukeroa ... More >>

Unanswered Questions in Potential Govt. Tender Manipulation

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:51 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the new claims aired tonight on One News regarding the Saudi sheep scandal that the Government was apparently keeping the Saudi businessman, Hmood Al Khalaf, “in the loop” about the tender process, Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

New Tax Rule 'Unlikely to Have Any Impact' - Tax Expert

Monday, 18 May 2015, 11:23 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is critical of the Government’s capital gains tax budget measures, which were announced yesterday, claiming that the measures will cause more complex tax rules but have little effect. More >>

Revenue From New Tax Should Not Be Left to Politicians

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 9:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Revenue From New Tax Should Not Be Left to Politicians 17 MAY 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Government to signal that increased revenue from the new property tax measures announced today will be used for tax relief ... More >>

ACC Levy Cuts a Small Relief

Monday, 11 May 2015, 5:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s announcement that ACC levies will be reduced by $500 million for businesses, workers and motorists, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Ben Craven, says: More >>

Path to Surplus Not All About Tax

Monday, 11 May 2015, 1:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Path to Surplus Not All About Tax 11 MAY 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The best time to cut spending is in an up economy, that is the message from the Taxpayers’ Union responding to today's release of the monthly accounts confirming that the Government ... More >>

Extraordinary Admission From Callaghan Innovation

Monday, 11 May 2015, 11:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Callaghan Innovation’s admission that it has no idea whether any of the hundreds of million of dollars being spent on R&D grants are actually benefiting New Zealand is terrifying but unsurprising, according to the Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Welcome U-Turn on EQ Strengthening

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:02 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming today’s announcement from Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, that the Government will be applying a more targeted approach to earthquake-prone buildings. Reacting to the announcement Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

Taxpayers Pay to Relocate Hawke's Bay Farm to Saudi Arabia

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:27 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is demanding answers from the Government after One News revealed tonight that taxpayers flew 900 sheep on Singapore Airlines to Saudi Arabia and forked out $6 million to kit out a privately owned farm to "compensate" a Saudi ... More >>

IRD In Spin-Mode Over Exercise Video

Friday, 8 May 2015, 9:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The IRD has spent more than $418,000 of taxpayer money on a campaign featuring a YouTube video of 80’s style aerobic exercises to promote filing of tax returns. Responding to the release of the information by the IRD, Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... More >>

Salt Tax Claims An Embarrassment for Otago University

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Research by the Taxpayers’ Union indicates that the $450 million tax revenue suggested by Otago University Associate Professor Nick Wilson from a salt tax would result in a 2,500% increase in the price of salt for Kiwi consumers. More >>

Australian Anti-Smoking Efforts Back-Fire

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is urging the Government not to make the same mistakes Australia has in relation to anti-smoking efforts which have caused a spike in illicit tobacco sales and left a revenue hole of $1.3 billion in Australia’s government accounts. More >>

 

 

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