Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, August 5th, 2017 - 10 comments
Toby Morris explores the differences in how tax fraud and benefit fraud are dealt with, and asks where our sympathies should be.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 14 comments
Collins’ excuse is just waffle. Why won’t the Nats follow Australia and UK in a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance?
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, July 18th, 2017 - 39 comments
The political hills are echoing with the aftermath of Meteri Turei’s confession of lying to WINZ, and Paula Bennett’s conciliatory and very precisely worded claim of not having done so “deliberately”. A good time to revisit the topic of benefit fraud vs white collar crime / tax evasion.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, November 30th, 2016 - 10 comments
A short video produced by US unions “to support a fairer tax system”.
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: 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: 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: 2:53 pm, April 18th, 2016 - 349 comments
Jane Bowron writes in the Dominion Post: “Two things happened this week that could signal the beginning of the end of John Key and his government.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, April 16th, 2016 - 78 comments
Post everyone’s tax details publicly. Everyone.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, February 12th, 2015 - 91 comments
Another big tax evasion scandal with links to NZ. Don’t expect the government to spend any time looking in to this.
Written By: - Date published: 7:50 am, August 25th, 2014 - 31 comments
For me the funniest thing that happened last week was Cameron Slater proudly announcing that he’d put in a privacy complaint about the someone hacking his data. Three days later he finds out that he was the target of a privacy act prosecution for similar acts.
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.