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Union not celebrating tax reforms

Union not celebrating tax reforms
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - As some people count the extra dollars in their pay packets resulting from tax reforms starting today, a union has taken the opportunity to organise a rally at a retail chain against the reforms' GST component.

Tax reforms proportionately fair, says English

Tax reforms proportionately fair, says English
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - When tax reforms are fully implemented, all income groups will broadly receive about the same proportionate increase in disposable income, says Finance Minister Bill English.

Debate continues on eve of tax reforms

Debate continues on eve of tax reforms
There will be immediate gains for most when the Government's tax reform package takes effect tomorrow, but the extent of those gains in the wider scheme of things remains open for debate. Chris Ormond of NZPA reports.

General welcome for overseas investment changes

General welcome for overseas investment changes
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - Government changes to rules about overseas purchases of New Zealand land do not protect the country's long-term interests, Labour says.

National and Labour face tax cuts showdown

National and Labour face tax cuts showdown
By Peter Wilson, NZPA Political Editor Wellington, Sept 26 NZPA - Will you be better off this time next week? The Government says you will, the Labour Party says you won't.

Tax war breaks out in Parliament

Tax war breaks out in Parliament
Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - Another tax war broke out in Parliament today and Labour MPs shouted "rubbish" when Prime Minister John Key said the vast majority of people would be better off when the October 1 cuts come in.

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The savings working group faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge -- finding a way to convince cash-strapped New Zealanders to put more of their hard earned money into a bank account.

Labour wants GST increase on rates delayed

Labour wants GST increase on rates delayed
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Ratepayers should only be required to pay 12.5 percent GST on their rates bills for the current year, the Labour Party says.

Business sector warming to compulsory savings

Business sector warming to compulsory savings
Wellington, Aug 17 NZPA - The business sector appears to be gradually warming to the prospect of being involved in compulsory retirement savings schemes.

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.

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