Saturday, 9 February 2013
Dunne: name, shame and boycott unethical legal high traders
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says it is time for communities to name, shame and boycott businesses that prey on young people with unethical marketing of legal highs.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Dunne: NZ will be close to OECD on taxing multinationals
New Zealand will be strongly aligned with the OECD in tackling the issue of fairly taxing multinationals, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
Monday, 4 February 2013
Telecom payroll giving milestone applauded
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today praised Telecom for leading the way for large corporates in supporting payroll giving, as the Telecom Foundation hit $1 million in donations to New Zealand charities, schools and community groups.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Proposals to limit excessive non-resident tax deductions
Proposals in an Inland Revenue officials’ issues paper released today would bolster the taxation of highly leveraged investments made by foreigners, through changes to the thin capitalisation rules, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
NZ in global push for multinationals to pay fair tax share
Friday, 14 December 2012
Govt to simplify financial arrangements rules
The Government will move to simplify the rules relating to financial arrangements that are agreements for the sale and purchase of property or services, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Dunne launches five-year mental health and addiction plan
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today signalled the launch of Rising to the Challenge, a new national five-year plan for mental health and addiction.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Game Animal Council Bill reported back
Associate Minister of Conservation Peter Dunne has welcomed the report of the Local Government and Environment Select Committee on the Game Animal Council Bill sent back to the House today.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Car parks, land-related payments in SOP changes
Changes to the tax treatment of employer-provided car parks, lease inducement payments and lease surrender payments, and including more non-cash benefits in income calculations for social assistance entitlements are key proposals being added to a tax bill before Parliament, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
NZ, Japan sign new double tax agreement
New Zealand and Japan have signed a new double tax agreement to replace the existing 1963 treaty, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Dunne explains NZ's tax approach to multinationals
Tax systems around the world are adjusting to corporate giants with huge internet footprints, but very little physical presence, Revenue Minister Peter said today in addressing issues around the tax treatment of large multinational companies.
Dunne: expert committee to set legal highs approval standards
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today announced that he will establish an independent expert committee early next year to set the approval standards legal highs will need to meet.
Monday, 3 December 2012
Dunne rules out controversial animal drug test
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has ruled out the controversial LD50 animal test as part of the pending psychoactive substances testing regime, and said no decisions have been made on whether animal testing will be needed at all.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Labour off the mark on IRD computer tender
Labour Revenue spokesman David Clark is making a habit of going off half-cocked, with the latest example of his comments on the tender process for updating Inland Revenue’s computer system, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Peter Dunne launches Robin Oliver Tax Policy Scholarships
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today launched two new tax scholarships named after Robin Oliver, a leading light in New Zealand tax policy in recent decades.
Monday, 26 November 2012
Dunne bans substance found in K2 testing
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today announced a Temporary Class Drug Notice banning a substance found in tested samples of the K2 synthetic cannabis product.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Dunne: Clark blows his own question on IRD staff turnover
Labour’s Revenue spokesman David Clark has scored an own goal with his attack on Inland Revenue staff turnover rates, mixing up call centre rates with those for the overall organisation, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Malaysian DTA latest initiative in combatting evasion
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today signed a protocol to amend the existing double tax agreement with Malaysia, which will now better equip both nations to exchange tax information to combat tax evasion.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Dunne: almost 1 in 3 children now in KiwiSaver
KiwiSaver membership hit two million, with almost one in three children and two-thirds of young adults signed-up by the end of the 2011-12 year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Minister welcomes progress of child support bill
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the Social Services Committee report to Parliament on the Child Support Amendment Bill, saying the Committee’s recommendation that the bill be passed, was “a step closer towards a fairer, more efficient scheme for the parents and children involved”.
NZ signs multilateral tax convention
Evading paying tax has just become significantly more difficult, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today in announcing that New Zealand has signed the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
New Zealand signs tax agreement with PNG
New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have signed a double tax agreement, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Govt to pursue FATCA agreement with US
New Zealand will look to negotiate a FATCA tax information agreement with the United States, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Minimum family tax credit to rise next year
Low-income working families who are eligible for the minimum family tax credit will receive a small increase from 1 April next year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
New online GST service improves life for customers
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has congratulated Inland Revenue for making it easier for customers to file GST returns online.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Depression tools website hits 1.5 million visits
Health Ministry statistics released today show that thousands of New Zealanders with depression are using The Journal – an online tool on the depression.org.nz website and aimed at managing mild to moderate depression, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today, in marking Mental Health Day in Mental Health Week.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Dunne: new agreement makes mockery of tax haven claims
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today announced that New Zealand will be signing a multilateral convention on tax assistance later this month, as he dismissed claims that New Zealand is a tax haven for foreign trusts.
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Dunne: decisions on salary trade-offs follow consultation
Monday, 1 October 2012
Labour off-beam on IRD computer system
Claims by Labour’s David Clark about Inland Revenue’s computer system are “simply mischievous, ill-informed and downright ignorant”, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Lease inducements changes reflect feedback
Lease inducement payments by commercial landlords to tenants will be made taxable, but with some important changes as a result of the recent consultation process, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.