Tag Archives: Taxation

PM Admits There’s No Alternative to Utes — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday told Parliament she knows that farmers and tradies have no alternative to using utes, but she’ll tax them anyway. Last week Ardern questioned whether some people are using utes for “legitimate use.” Even if they are by her definition of “legitimate,” it doesn’t matter, she and Grant Robertson will tax…

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Greens Call for Wealth Taxes — The BFD

Now that they are not an actual coalition partner in the new government, the Greens are using this opportunity to become unmuzzled. They have decided to go back to the idea of wealth taxes. Perhaps James Shaw is blowing his wealth tax horn because of his massive gaffe over the green school; whatever the reason,…

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Labour’s priority – put up taxes before Christmas! — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Government’s income tax changes will be legislated before Christmas and come into force on April 1 next year.Labour campaigned on creating a new tax bracket for income earned over $180,000. The party proposed to tax income earned above $180,000 at 39 per cent. New Zealand is still in a recession and Labour’s priority…

via Labour’s priority – put up taxes before Christmas! — Kiwiblog

Green Extremists Plot ‘To Sabotage UK Economy’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

Extinction Rebellion wants activists to stage rent strikes, halt tax payments and take out bank loans they never intend to repay in protest at an economic system they claim is fuelling a climate catastrophe. With Extinction Rebellion, the climate change activist group, currently unable to take to the streets to demonstrate in a traditional fashion […]

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It Is NOT the Petrol Companies Doing the ‘Fleecing’ — The BFD

 

When the Government justifies its petrol taxes as essential for transport infrastructure it could be seen as a legitimate vindication for the horrendous gouging of the motorists’ wallets. After all, if we want good safe roads they come at a cost. At least that’s the line of BS we are expected to swallow. Of course,…

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Ardern argues in defence of more complicated taxes — Your NZ

Some people (including me) hoped that a decent review of New Zealand’s tax (and welfare) system would lead to simplifications. Complexities add to costs, and they tend to lead to distortions and unfairness – rich people are generally more successful at finding ways around complex tax law. Jacinda Ardern keeps pushing more ‘fairness’ as a […]

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Will the Government tax paper gains, not real gains? — Kiwiblog

Louis Houlbrooke from NZTU writes: Each year we get richer on paper, even when in real terms our buying power remains the same. The paper value of an asset tends to increase by about 2 per cent each year, regardless of any real increase in value. Should we be taxed for these paper gains? The Tax…

via Will the Government tax paper gains, not real gains? — Kiwiblog

French Yellow Vests Are Rioting Because Taxes Have Consequences — Daily Wire

Over the past decade, we have been informed by members of the political Left that there are simply no costs to building a “green economy.” In March 2009, for example, President Obama stated:

via French 'Yellow Vests' Are Rioting Because Taxes Have Consequences — Daily Wire

The Tax Working Group and ‘inequality’ — Your NZ

The Tax Working group has just released a background paper with the lofty title of Distributional analysis This focusses on the distribution of tax in relation to ‘inequality’. Inequality of income? Inequality of living standards. Inequality of taxation? Purpose of discussion – the background paper is for the Group’s information. It provides: an overview […]

via The Tax Working Group and ‘inequality’ — Your NZ

Let’s tax this — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour party deputy leader Michael Cullen has proposed eight new taxes or types of tax: A financial transactions tax A wealth tax An equalisation tax A capital gains tax A land tax A progressive company tax Environmental taxes Behavioural taxes Whaleoil reader Totara has helpfully explained them to us. If you make some money, then you are a…

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Tax Working Group members named — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Government has announced the members of the tax working group who will advise it on how they intend to rape our pockets for more money to give to bludgers. Note the union flunky they’ve enlisted. The government has named the members of the tax working group charged with reviewing the fairness, structure and balance…

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Cronywatch: If you have to explain something you are losing the argument — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour crony and former Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s appointment to the head the tax working group is now being defended by Robbo and Ardern. The government has defended its pick of Sir Michael Cullen to head its tax working group saying it was unfair to say the former Labour Finance Minister will just toe the…

via Cronywatch: If you have to explain something you are losing the argument — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Tax panel outcome preordained? — Your NZ

Some things are preordained before the Tax Working Group starts, like no increase in GST or income tax levels, and no CGT on family homes. Other things are subject to what the TWG suggests, and ultimately on what the Government decides. Dene Mackenzie suggests Cullen appointment means tax panel outcome preordained. The appointment of former […]

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