Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, October 9th, 2021 - 18 comments
While we have mainly been occupied with containing the current Covid-19 outbreak, world news has been looking at documents revealing probable dirty capital and tax dodging by the affluent. NZ has a delayed local problem with this. Warning was given. We should just terminate the supporting legislation and replace it with transparency. (Updated)
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, November 23rd, 2020 - 20 comments
One in four property speculators aren’t paying the bright-line tax.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, August 28th, 2018 - 3 comments
Forward In 2016 I wrote the below dissertation as part of my History Honours degree at Victoria University. This dissertation explores the 1950s equal pay campaign, and specifically looks at the Jean Parker Case. Jean Parker was a PSA member employed at IRD, who like Kristine Bartlett 60 years later, won a landmark equal pay legal […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, July 1st, 2018 - 50 comments
Deserving workers and undeserving workers in the public service.
Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, May 5th, 2016 - 7 comments
An editorial in The Herald today keeps the pressure on Key. Meanwhile his “lawyer” can’t be happy, and Key hits peak condescension.
Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, May 3rd, 2016 - 18 comments
Key chucks his “lawyer” under a bus – Part 2.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 125 comments
Key has form on lying, you’d hope that his “lawyer” does not.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 2nd, 2016 - 36 comments
The weekend saw the pressure stay on National over our tax haven status, and the role Key might have played in protecting it.
Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, May 23rd, 2014 - 28 comments
No Right Turn on paying private schools and childcare as being charitable ‘donations’ and thereby trying to defraud taxpayers.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 13th, 2014 - 8 comments
Just a wee list to try and keep track of the current scandals our dear friends in the National party are dealing with.
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, March 2nd, 2013 - 47 comments
I’ve got to stay that I stand in awe of this latest tax policy suggestion from the IRD. Simple, fair, easy to implement, it will be wildly popular. I think the Nats should adopt it at once.
Written By: - Date published: 10:01 am, June 18th, 2012 - 21 comments
The Nats like bang on about benefit fraud, are they just as keen to go after tax evasion by the super-rich?
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, June 7th, 2010 - 33 comments
One of the most popular uses of trusts is to hide income for tax avoidance or evasion. So, I was happy to read about the IRD’s success in a recent court case against two surgeons. The court found these two very rich men had used trusts to avoid tax to the tune of $168,000. The case will have big ramifications, potentially shutting down one of the biggest tax rorts in the country.
Written By: - Date published: 11:49 pm, March 14th, 2010 - 50 comments
The numbers of National’s tax money go round leaked to the SST. I have worked out who wins and who loses. Key claimed that no-one will be worse off and the bulk will be much better off but 10% are worse off and 80% get next to nothing (without even counting the rent hikes). The elite get $100 in net tax cuts for every $1 the typical Kiwi gets.
Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, April 23rd, 2009 - 18 comments
On the impending job losses at the IRD, TVNZ reporter Catherine Loft ended her report with: “Anyone who once thought that they were safe working for our government really needs to think again”. I wonder how on earth they could have got that idea?
Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, April 28th, 2008 - 27 comments
We’re very pleased to have ACT leader Rodney Hide respond to your questions as part of our Interview the Leaders series. Question to all leaders: Of which of your achievements in politics are you most proud? Making the IRD legally and culturally more accountable and responsive and getting my Regulatory Responsibility Bill to the Commerce Committee and, I […]