web analytics

1938 2

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, May 26th, 2013 - 8 comments
Categories: 1938 - Tags:

A Sunday feature – each week a random section scanned from a copy of The Standard, September 15th, 1938. Find out more here.

1938-tax-evaders

Click the image for a larger version.

8 comments on “1938 2 ”

  1. burt 1

    So that roundup … Clearly ineffective in the longer term. The problem is the complexity in the tax legislation rOb. It seems having a uniform collection rate and targeted welfare is too simple…. And so we get to have this pretend war against evaders.

    Personally I think that it’s shameful that not much has changed since 1938. Clearly neither our red or our blue team have been motivated to actually change much.

    • asd 1.1

      The first thing that hit me was how, if you substitute a few names of people, the story reads almost identically to a newspaper story from 2013. It seems virtually nothing has changed in 80 odd years with the tories attacking the poor and redistributing that extra wealth back to the rich and powerful employers exactly as Key does these days.

      • prism 1.1.1

        asd
        This tories redistributing wealth seems a constant as you say. And is only partly limited by a democracy with a left wing party. Then when that is subverted by comfortable cats where are the limits then.

        The tories have numbers of ways of chanelling wealth towards themselves which they have legitimated. Think Brierley and his asset stripping of companies. Predation of one company of another can be a much faster wealth creator than actually starting, developing, running expanding and employing. Which is what is needed for sufficient tax to be generated in the country.

    • burt 1.2

      So you guys seem to imply that Labour governments are useless and unable to constrain the nasty tory parties… I share that view but also think that like I first said;

      “Clearly neither our red or our blue team have been motivated to actually change much.”

      It’s not just National “allowing” or “creating” this situation….

      Perhaps I’m a bit different to you guys – I don’t think it’s just one party that is self serving and useless with regard to reasonable and fair tax legislation over time. Arguably Cullen and his ideological $60K is rich did more than any finance minister has done for years to encourage the rich pricks to restructure their affairs… Of course Cullen couldn’t admit his policies were a failure – actually I think he believed they were working right till the time he finally conceded that to have any chance of wining an election he might need to acknowledge fiscal drag was real and not some thing nasty tory people and journalists made up.

  2. Descendant Of Sssmith 2

    I made my mind up a few years back that taxing businesses at gross income, same as workers, is the simplest system, would mean that expenses and profit would be a matter for the owners, including shareholders, of a company, there would be productivity gains from people not wasting time and effort in layering businesses simply for tax purposes as well as from easier assessment and compliance, no-one could pay no tax (which is fair as no one doesnn’t benefit from services provided from taxation), the tax base would be wider, etc.

    It would also allow e transactions to easily be taxed at source, including overseas companies such as iTunes for NZ purchases.

    We have already dabbled with taxing at gross with GST and we already tax workers at goss.

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      Yep. As burt says, simpler is better, with less scope for avoidance and evasion. Must be why all the tax experts and consultants insist on complex layering of tax law upon other complex layers of tax law.

    • prism 2.2

      Sounds good Doss. Style your hair and apply for Minister of Revenue. you’re a winner, or should be.

  3. prism 3

    Also in beneficiaries allowances once there is income, the gross amounts are the lever on which the benefits are decreased. So the needy suffer from heavy taxation effect while the wealthy have means of avoidance.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Twenty highlights of 2020
    As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones ...
    2 weeks ago

  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM congratulates New Year Honour recipients
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has added her warm congratulations to the New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to their communities and the country in the New Year 2021 Honours List. “The past year has been one that few of us could have imagined. In spite of all the things that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • David Parker congratulates New Year 2021 Honours recipients
    Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment David Parker has congratulated two retired judges who have had their contributions to the country and their communities recognised in the New Year 2021 Honours list. The Hon Tony Randerson QC has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Year’s Honours highlights outstanding Pacific leadership through challenging year
    Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. “We are acknowledging the work of 13 Pacific leaders in the New Year’s Honours, representing a number of sectors including health, education, community, sports, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Supporting seniors to embrace technology
    The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected. “COVID-19 has meant older New Zealanders are showing more interest in learning how to use technology like Zoom and Skype so they can to keep in touch ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago