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Public will now judge tax cut-GST merits

Public will now judge tax cut-GST merits
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - All the arguments about the pros and cons of tax cuts and GST rises have been had and now it will be up to households to decide whether they are better off or not. Today the Government's tax package kicked in and GST went up from 12.5 percent to 15 percent.

Income splitting bill passes first reading

Income splitting bill passes first reading
Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - A bill that allows parents with dependent children to split their income for tax purposes has passed its first reading in Parliament. United Future leader Peter Dunne, who is Minister of Revenue, introduced the bill which is one of his party's core policies.

IRD to be lenient on quake-affected late tax payers

IRD to be lenient on quake-affected late tax payers
Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Quake-affected Canterbury residents who get behind with tax payments will be able to get the interest waived under special circumstances, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne confirmed today.

IRD to help out quake victims

IRD to help out quake victims
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - People unable to meet their tax obligations as a result of the Canterbury earthquake may be able to have late payment penalties and interest wiped, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Govt intends tightening rules around social assistance

Govt intends tightening rules around social assistance
Wellington, Aug 30 NZPA - The Government is looking at changing the rules around social assistance so people who don't need help don't get it, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says. He has issued a tax policy issues paper and wants feedback on suggested changes.

Dunne changes rules around GST rate change

Dunne changes rules around GST rate change
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Law changes to cut compliance costs around the upcoming GST rate change tax are among "business friendly" changes being made to a key piece of tax legislation, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Dunne's income-splitting scheme would cost Govt $450m

By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - Peter Dunne could have a hard time getting his income-splitting bill enacted because it would cost the Government $450 million a year in lost revenue.

Govt reserves judgment on income-splitting bill

Govt reserves judgment on income-splitting bill
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - The Government is reserving judgment on United Future leader Peter Dunne's income-splitting bill and will wait to see how the public reacts to it before deciding whether it should become law.

Key makes a case for compulsory super

Key makes a case for compulsory super
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is setting out a compelling case for compulsory superannuation and says public opinion has shifted since it was rejected in a 1997 referendum.

Dunne launches income-splitting bill

Dunne launches income-splitting bill
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - More than 300,000 families will be able to split their income for tax purposes and reduce their liability under legislation announced today by Revenue Minister Peter Dunne.

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