Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, June 13th, 2017 - 118 comments
Herald: “More than 1800 foreign trusts have told Inland Revenue they don’t want to register under new rules that require them to reveal financial information and their ultimate owners.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, July 13th, 2016 - 28 comments
Having ignored the IRD and other advice, having insulted calls for transparency as “barking mad”, today the Nats’ U-turn on disclosure for foreign trusts is complete.
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: 8:04 am, May 16th, 2016 - 22 comments
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 11:14 am, April 12th, 2016 - 42 comments
I know this won’t happen, but still…
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”.
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.
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?
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.