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What tax evasion robs us of – in NZ

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, April 18th, 2016 - 111 comments

Gareth Morgan estimates that NZ could be missing out on up to 25% of total income tax because the rich aren’t paying their fair share. What could a government do with an extra $7.5bn a year?

Only way to deal with tax evasion

Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, April 16th, 2016 - 78 comments

Post everyone’s tax details publicly. Everyone.

The secrecy uprising

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, April 15th, 2016 - 29 comments

It is clear from John Key’s irresponsible  reaction to accusations of NZ being a loosely controlled tax haven, that we are becoming an international target. Contrast that with European reactions, and then have a look at the David Brin’s prophetic reasons for the fictional Helvitica War…

Panama papers – the dark side in a nutshell

Written By: - Date published: 8:13 am, April 15th, 2016 - 77 comments

terrorism civil liberty and tax evasion

What tax evasion robs us of

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, April 14th, 2016 - 41 comments

An interesting piece in The Guardian looks at the costs of tax evasion, and how (in America) the missing funds could be used to fund a UBI.

Can we trust John Key?

Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, April 13th, 2016 - 334 comments

John Key’s relationship with Antipodes Trust Group Limited will need some explaining.

Key’s deposit with company specialising in foreign trusts

Written By: - Date published: 4:40 pm, April 12th, 2016 - 66 comments

Well well well.

Whitewash a certainty in tax haven review

Written By: - Date published: 12:31 pm, April 12th, 2016 - 74 comments

John Key’s solution to the exposure of his ludicrous claims that New Zealand has full disclosure on foreign trusts nor is tax haven, is to appoint an expert in tax avoidance as the so-called “independent expert” to review the laws. As fallout from the “Panama Papers” has escalated and the prime minister’s claims are seen […]

PM forced to release his tax details

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, April 12th, 2016 - 46 comments

Not our PM, the UK’s David Cameron. Our PM is under pressure to do the same, but refuses. He claims that all his taxes are “beyond reporach”. But he has form (TranzRail shares) on lying about his financial affairs.

Key changed the law to extend NZ as a tax haven

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”.

Kiwis to be implicated by Panama papers

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, April 10th, 2016 - 120 comments

Yesterday The Nation interviewed the Centre for Public Integrity’s Peter Bale about the inevitability of New Zealanders being implicated by the Panama Papers.

Panama vows action – NZ closes its eyes

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, April 8th, 2016 - 18 comments

The cycle of corrupt money. 100% tax haven. And we’re being put to shame by Panama.

A cartoon for Planet Key

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, April 7th, 2016 - 2 comments

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Panama tax rort stirs world leaders but not Key

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 7th, 2016 - 18 comments

The Panama Papers highlight a significant problem for the countries of the world.  The actions of the 1% is robbing countries throughout the world of funds needed to run their countries and underlines that the capitalist system is based on greed.  Most leaders see this but not John Key.

Obama calls for international tax reform – what will Key do now?

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 am, April 7th, 2016 - 122 comments

Key has made it clear that he doesn’t care that NZ is operating as an international tax haven. When The Greens called for action he called them “barking mad”. But last night President Obama called for international action on tax reform. What will Key do now?

Andrew Little on the Panama Papers: NZ is a soft touch

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, April 5th, 2016 - 27 comments

Video of Andrew Little discussing the Panama Papers and John Key’s response.

John Key’s response to the Panama Papers leak

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, April 5th, 2016 - 42 comments

John Key and National are floundering and trying urgently to work out what lines they should use concerning the release of the Panama Papers.

Deborah Russell: What’s going on with foreign trusts?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 5th, 2016 - 63 comments

Deborah Russell provides expert analysis and commentary on the treatment of foreign trusts in New Zealand and how there is actually a loophole.

Panama Papers: NZ is a tax haven

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, April 5th, 2016 - 29 comments

The Panama Papers show that NZ operates a tax haven. Key’s denials don’t hold up, particularly in the light of at least two three prior warnings that his government has received.

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