Tamanini Muaiava and his wife Uputaua Muaiava would shut their company down when they were confronted about tax payments and then start a new one.
Taxpayers don't own their taxes.
"This is just an unsustainable path."
Taxpayers stumped up an extra $550 million.
Cutting taxes for the rich has no effect on employment or GDP growth - increasing them could help us fight COVID-19.
"I'm here today because I believe deeply in parliamentary accountability and transparency."
"I take this matter very seriously."
A new report found that once again, the average rates in NZ have gone up by $84.
"We must find points of connection between those who have the most to contribute and those who are in need."
MPs from across the aisle are concerned about a loophole and privacy issues with the Government's new tax law.
"We could not in good conscience support legislation that is likely to lead to worsening wealth inequality."
Debate on legislation introducing a rate of 39 percent for people earning over $180,000 a year began on Tuesday.
Opposition leader Judith Collins questioned how more taxes will build more houses.
The department is matching tax returns with property transactions.
Parker says the bright-line test isn't a capital gains tax at all.
Victor Billot says Jordan Williams should "get a real job".
"All the capital gains tax does is make the Government a partner in the speculation."
Green MP Julie Anne Genter says she's damned if she does own a home and damned if she doesn't.
Median house prices across NZ are up by almost 20 percent.
Labour says it will introduce a tax rate of 39 percent on income over $180,000.
The Greens could be onto something with voters.
James Shaw says Kiwis don't appear to understand who the Greens' wealth tax would hit.
Judith Collins accused the Greens of not paying tax before entering politics.
"I have made my position and Labour's position very, very clear. We have ruled it out."
"Sadly, Jack suffers a terminal disease and passes away. All assets are left to Edith who now has $1.9 million in net-wealth."
"What if she's for some reason not the Prime Minister, or she's got an Acting Prime Minister for a period of time?"
"Ultimately it comes down to the best possible outcome and future for this country."
Here are the main parties' economic plans:
National leader Judith Collins is convinced Labour will bow to the Greens and introduce a wealth tax.
The National leader slammed NZ First as the "enablers of the Greens-Labour vision".