Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, April 11th, 2016 - 287 comments
John Key personally directed the 2011 law change that turned NZ into an attractive tax haven.
It’s part of a complicated context involving his failed plan to turn NZ into a “financial hub”.
Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, April 12th, 2015 - 20 comments
UK Labour have promised “all-out war on tax avoidance and evasion”. NZ Labour should follow suit.
Written By: - Date published: 4:25 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 20 comments
I/S – “the Financial Markets Authority knew about almost 4,000 crimes and never bothered to prosecute any of them”…
Written By: - Date published: 9:26 am, April 18th, 2013 - 51 comments
This government is tough on welfare cheats and soft on tax cheats, and they shouldn’t bother trying to pretend otherwise.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, February 13th, 2013 - 34 comments
White collar crime – fraud and tax evasion – is in the news again with a new report on the impact. The costs are estimated as several Billion per year. Meanwhile the Nats put all their energy into demonising and chasing $22 Million in welfare fraud.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, October 22nd, 2012 - 38 comments
A Victoria University study shows that tax evasion is costing the country at least 25 times what welfare fraud is costing, while welfare fraud is punished more harshly in court.
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, August 11th, 2011 - 58 comments
National will keep demonising the most vulnerable members of society for electoral gain, while turning a blind eye to much bigger problems.