Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, July 6th, 2017 - 22 comments
National’s original claims that New Zealand was not a tax haven are in tatters as the Sherwan rule changes have resulted in the mass exodus of Foreign Trusts from New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, February 13th, 2017 - 30 comments
In the story that keeps rolling on, Mossack Fonseca founders arrested for money laundering.
Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, November 1st, 2016 - 20 comments
The Nats are backsliding on implementing the law changes brought on by the Panama Papers revelations. If European regulators blacklist us the consequences will be catastrophic.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, June 28th, 2016 - 64 comments
April Key said our foreign trusts had full disclosure and proposals to increase transparency were “barking mad”. June Key is going to implement “sensible and well-reasoned” proposals to increase disclosure and transparency.
Written By: - Date published: 4:25 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 26 comments
There were many who were concerned that John Shewan was not a good choice for an inquiry into NZ’s tax haven system. Seems we owe Shewan an apology, as initial reaction suggests that he has done a good job.
Written By: - Date published: 6:38 am, May 30th, 2016 - 143 comments
Both One News and The Herald have pieces this morning highlighting different cases of dirty money being “filtered” through NZ. Panama papers, National donors, SkyCity and more…
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, May 16th, 2016 - 22 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, May 15th, 2016 - 192 comments
Radio New Zealand recently published a piece penned by well known supporter of the right Matthew Hooton. What has happened to the concept of balance?
Written By: - Date published: 3:04 pm, May 14th, 2016 - 51 comments
The Nats are all over the place on this, and they’re trashing our reputation in the process.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, May 13th, 2016 - 75 comments
Fixing our tax haven loopholes is easy but Key won’t act. Why?
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 11th, 2016 - 122 comments
Key was disgraceful in parliament yesterday, doing his buffoon act to try and trivialise the tax haven issue, and lashing out with the smears.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, May 10th, 2016 - 170 comments
Contrary to Prime Minister John Key’s categorical assertion, his “lawyer”, Ken Whitney, has been found to have links to Mossack Fonseca, the Panama law firm at the centre of a global scandal on tax evasion and avoidance, TVNZ reported today.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 10th, 2016 - 22 comments
Is John Key the only international leader defending tax havens? Includes bonus international media round up of yesterday’s revelations.
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, May 9th, 2016 - 160 comments
“The Panama Papers issue is either illegal, or verging on illegal, it’s tax evasion, rather than tax avoidance,” Brash said.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 9th, 2016 - 37 comments
This morning John Key refused to be interviewed on Radio New Zealand after learning that they intended to ask him questions about the Panama Papers. And some elements of the media are for some strange reason trying to say there is nothing to see because he personally has not been implicated.
Written By: - Date published: 6:37 pm, May 8th, 2016 - 23 comments
Jurgen Mossack told Field his business involved people “trying to avoid paying taxes in their home countries” – crucially “avoidance”, “unlike evasion”, is within the law.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 pm, May 7th, 2016 - 14 comments
“I did a little yelp of joy…like an excited puppy,” wrote Farrier, the former Newsworthy presenter at TV3, on hearing of Weldon’s resignation
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, May 7th, 2016 - 166 comments
Why, out of all the rotten, corrupt and unprincipled nations of the earth, did the Panama Papers hacker single out New Zealand’s John Key for special mention?
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, May 7th, 2016 - 162 comments
Over night the Panama Papers leaker “John Doe” released a “manifesto”.
In it he/she mentioned just one national leader by name, singling out our very own John Key, for his “curious silence”…
Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, May 6th, 2016 - 80 comments
Australia’s Financial Review has just published more details of NZ’s starring role as tax haven in the Panama Papers.
Update: Claims that Key’s lawyer never dealt with Mossack Fonseca seem to be – untrue.
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, May 5th, 2016 - 17 comments
Over the past week the Government has gone from “there is no problem with the Overseas Investment Office” to announcing an urgent review and a staffing boost to make sure that approvals of foreign purchases of land are being properly processed.
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: 3:35 pm, May 1st, 2016 - 50 comments
Peter Dunne is concerned about the ‘extremely damaging’ tax haven label. Guyon Espiner points out that he used to call it ‘legitimate tax avoidance’.
Written By: - Date published: 4:19 pm, April 29th, 2016 - 29 comments
So Key’s lawyer reckons the PM directly requested that trust industry leaders lobby the Revenue Minister. On the other hand, PM DunnoKeyo reckons he did no such thing. That leaves some really big questions …
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, April 29th, 2016 - 33 comments
Grant Robertson is calling for a full inquiry into circumstances surrounding the Government’s 2015 decision not to review the country’s foreign tax rules.