As the Government holds talks on how to fix the criminal justice system, political pressure and public sentiment loom as the biggest obstacles to be overcome, Sam Sachdeva writes.
Former MP Peter Dunne has seen plenty of inquiries come and go over controversies around the Cabinet table. He looks at whether the Wally Haumaha inquiry could prove a unwelcome distraction and test of Jacinda Ardern's resolve.
The government is proposing changes to tax law including automatic tax refunds, new KiwiSaver contribution rates and allowing over 65-year-olds to join KiwiSaver, along with slashing the contributions holiday that KiwiSaver members can take.
Multinationals will be subject to more stringent taxation rules from July 1, following the passage of the Governments BEPS bill.
Police have released emails showing the steady stream of media enquiries they received about false allegations involving Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford - and the pressure they felt under to respond.
Online retailers will soon have to collect GST for sales to New Zealanders, but a sizeable chunk of them are expected to opt out, Thomas Coughlan reports
The Government is proposing to close a loophole that allows large offshore internet firms to avoid collecting GST on goods sold to New Zealanders.
Parliament is considering new tax rules to stop the likes of Apple, Google and Facebook shifting profits made here to low tax countries, but other companies argue the Government is taking a sledgehammer approach.
Inland Revenue revealed today that its advice to Government on the “bright-line Test,” New Zealand’s watered-down capital gains tax, was it should only apply to properties sold within two years of being purchased, not five years which the Labour party promised to implement during the election.
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