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Deloitte tax partner wins prestigious awards

Deloitte New Zealand’s Teresa Farac recognised as leading advisor in tax law at the Legal Media Group Australasia Women in Business Law Awards.

Tax refund agents urged to comply with Act

Tax refund agents urged to comply with Act
The Commerce Commission has put personal tax summary intermediaries (PTSIs) on notice that they may be failing to meet their obligations under the Fair Trading Act.

Simplifying the taxation of small business

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) has today released the second instalment of its thought leadership paper on ways to simplify taxation for New Zealand's thousands of small businesses.

Dunne launches new IRD app

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today launched Inland Revenue's new mobile web application that will allow people to manage more of their tax and social policy entitlements on the move.

NZ Tax Refunds debuts with top 30 ranking

Christchurch, New Zealand -2 December, 2011 - New Zealand's leading online tax refunds company NZ Tax Refunds has ranked 30th on this year's Asia Pacific Deloitte Technology Fast 500 with 1401% growth.

Speech: Peter Dunne to NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Revenue Speech Keynote Address to NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), 2011 Tax Conference Auckland, 9.30am Friday 11 November

NZ-Hong Kong tax agreement in force

A double tax agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong is now in force, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. Mr Dunne has welcomed the new agreement, which was signed in December last year.

Is gifting really free?

Following the abolition of Gift Duty, Age Concern New Zealand reminds older people to think carefully before disposing of their assets. Age Concern's honorary solicitor Jock Nicolson is concerned older people may be encouraged to give away too many assets prematurely.

Tax admin, compliance suggestions sought

Tax admin, compliance suggestions sought
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today called for public submissions on certain remedial matters focused on simplifying aspects of tax administration and compliance. Key areas include:

Court clarified avoidance law - expert

Court clarified avoidance law - expert
Leading expert and former IRD advisor professor Chris Ohms from AUT University Law School says that the decision by the Supreme Court yesterday regarding the Penny and Hooper case does not create uncertainty, contrary to the views expressed today in the media.

Government's GST moves welcomed

Government's GST moves welcomed
The release today of a discussion document from the IRD on GST and transactions with non-resident businesses has been welcomed by Deloitte tax partner Allan Bullot.

Tax Justice: Why NZers are backing no GST on food campaign

Tax Justice: Why NZers are backing no GST on food campaign
A petition signed by 40 000 New Zealanders asking for GST to be removed from food will be presented at Parliament at noon tomorrow Tuesday 16 August 2011.

Tax expert warns of tax issues on Rugby World Cup rentals

People renting out their house for the Rugby World Cup are under scrutiny from Inland Revenue to ensure they meet their tax obligations.

Millionaires biggest beneficiaries from lack of capital gains tax

Millionaires biggest beneficiaries from lack of capital gains tax
Millionaires are the biggest beneficiaries from of the lack of tax on capital gains while the vast majority of New Zealanders would be completely untouched by such a tax, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

John Key - Speech to National Party Northern Region Conference

John Key - Speech to National Party Northern Region Conference
Speech to National Party Northern Region Conference Welcome to the 2011 National Party Northern Region Conference. I'd like to thank you for being here today. You are loyal National Party members and you make this Party strong.

An Open Letter To Bill English Responding To His Challenge Re "Transformational" Economic Growth

An Open Letter To Bill English Responding To His Challenge Re "Transformational" Economic Growth
Dear Bill, At Friday morning's ANZ Budget Breakfast, you challenged the 350 or so attendees to let you know if they had any big ideas which would have a transformational potential for the New Zealand economy, "because we haven't".

New knowledge could combat fly strike in sheep

Research at Victoria University could contribute to new treatments for the costly and sometimes fatal condition of fly strike in sheep.

Fonterra Shareholders' Council Says Tax Attack A Cheap Shot

Fonterra Shareholders' Council Says Tax Attack A Cheap Shot
Fonterra Shareholders' Council Chairman Simon Couper said it was very disappointing to see dairy farmers made the target of a cheap shot that ignores the facts. In an article today The Dominion Post questioned whether farmers were paying their fair share of tax.

DairyNZ sets record straight on dairy tax figures

DairyNZ sets record straight on dairy tax figures
DairyNZ says the average tax paid by dairy farmers over the last decade is $28,225, a far cry from the average reported today.

Tax claims misleading

Operating costs and business debt shouldered not only by farms but all businesses are reflected in their level of taxes paid, says BusinessNZ.

Sub-zero budget highlights tax cuts folly and Government's lack of vision on growth

Sub-zero budget highlights tax cuts folly and Government's lack of vision on growth
Thursday's budget is being dubbed the "zero budget" but it's actually a "sub-zero budget" says the PSA and one that will highlight the recklessness of last year's tax cuts and the Government's lack of vision for the economy and lack of commitment to public services.

Gift tax ends for the rich and starts for the poor

Gift tax ends for the rich and starts for the poor
Child Poverty Action Group says the definition of 'family scheme income', which came into force on 1st April goes too far.

Tax on speculation could be blocked under TPPA

Tax on speculation could be blocked under TPPA
Tax Justice supports the NZ Not For Sale campaign, which is opposing the National-led government's behind-the-scenes negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Discussion on capital gains tax would make housing affordability inquiry more productive

Discussion on capital gains tax would make housing affordability inquiry more productive
Political parties need to bite the bullet on capital gains taxes, the National Distribution Union said today, as the new Productivity Commission gears up to review housing affordability.

Reverse tax cuts for millionaires and leave our public services alone

Reverse tax cuts for millionaires and leave our public services alone
The Maritime Union of New Zealand says New Zealand workers have to get ready for a serious and long term battle to defend public services.

Children forgotten in earthquake tax relief measures

Children forgotten in earthquake tax relief measures
In announcing further tax relief measures for Christchurch residents and businesses, Mr Dunne talks about "common sense, flexibility and pragmatism." Child Poverty Action Group calls on him to amend his policies so the same principles work to maintain the necessary support of children.

Regional fuel tax is a highway to hell - Gull

Regional fuel tax is a highway to hell - Gull
Independent fuel retailer Gull New Zealand today slammed plans by the Auckland Council to levy a regional fuel tax which it says is one of the options to fund further investment in Public Transport but in reality is a "Highway to Hell."

Euro MPs vote for Financial Transaction Tax

Euro MPs vote for Financial Transaction Tax
"The massive vote in support of a Financial Transaction Tax by MPs in the European Parliament is good news for the campaign in New Zealand," says Vaughan Gunson, Tax Justice campaign coordinator.

Tax the speculators to help rebuild Christchurch

Tax the speculators to help rebuild Christchurch
"Now more than ever New Zealand needs Tax Justice," says Vaughan Gunson, Tax Justice campaign coordinator.

Six month core Crown tax revenue 0.7 pct above forecast

Six month core Crown tax revenue 0.7 pct above forecast
Core Crown tax revenue was 0.7 percent above forecast at $25 billion in the six months to December, Treasury says.

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