Taxes

Julie Anne Genter on The AM Show.

Tax cuts would threaten fight against measles - Genter

"Anyone campaigning on tax cuts is basically promising that we'll run down public services."

Watch: Tova O'Brien on The AM Show.

Labour might offer tax cuts if the polls are tight - O'Brien

"I would expect to see some Budget bribes come next year," Newshub political editor Tova O'Brien says.

Sir Roger Douglas and Susan St John on Newshub Nation.

Government surplus actually a $30 billion deficit - Sir Roger Douglas

He says if company directors did their accounts the way the Government does, they'd be in jail.

Taxes

GST cuts 'certainly not something' on Government's agenda - Grant Robertson

The Finance Minister says any decisions about tax cuts will be made next year.

Watch: Sam Stubbs discusses raising the retirement age.

Tax high-earning pensioners more - Retirement Commissioner

Researchers say superannuation will become too expensive to sustain if policies don't change.

Sir Roger Douglas.

Is GST still fit for purpose?

Sir Roger Douglas weighs in on GST.

Shamubeel Eaqub on The AM Show.

GST charged on rates should be given back - economist

The Auckland Mayor says it's a "tax on a tax" - and Shamubeel Eaqub agrees.

Tax calculator.

Woman sentenced to house arrest after claiming over $66k in false refunds

"She was trying to get money she knew she wasn't entitled to."

Shamubeel Eaqub on The AM Show.

Taxing internet giants key to saving media industry - economist

It has to happen before local media companies go under, says Shamubeel Eaqub.

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The millions Government agencies spend on furniture revealed

For example, the Ministry of Education spent $11,316 on a four-seater media booth.

Watch: The immediate aftermath of the massive explosion.

'The right thing to do': Homeowners affected by massive Christchurch explosion get discounted rates

The blast injured six people, turned one house to rubble and damaged surrounding properties.

The logo.

'Limp and childlike': The New Council logo with a $98,000 price tag

It's being described as "the face that haunts ratepayers".

Netsafe chief executive Martin Cocker talks about how to protect yourself from scams.

Kiwis warned about 'convincing' email scam

More than 900 reports of the hoax have been received.

Watch: Paula Bennett blasted proposed penalties on high-emissions vehicles, claiming they're just another tax on hard-working Kiwis.

Former NZ First candidate labels proposed car tax 'bloody stupid'

New Zealand First says the view doesn't reflect the position of the party.

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Tax set to hit Kiwis’ prized possessions - our SUVs

Farmer Bob's Ford Ranger will be hit, while latte-sipping Fabio from Ponsonby with his VW Golf Electric will get a discount, writes Ryan Bridge.

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised no more fuel taxes while she's Prime Minister.

Hamilton still wants regional fuel tax by 2020

But the Prime Minister has ruled out extending it beyond Auckland.

Nigel Murray spent more than $120,000 on travel accommodation.

Former Waikato DHB boss won't face criminal charges

He was criticised last year for overspending taxpayers' money.

Watch: National's Simon Bridges refuses to say he will overturn new petrol tax increase.

Fuel tax hike: How much it might cost you

It might be less than you think. Or perhaps more.

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Congestion is getting worse as Aucklanders continue to pay more tax

Cancelled roading projects and band-aid solutions - Aucklanders are being mugged, writes Duncan Garner.

Monday's legislation amendments could impact you directly.

What Monday's law amendments mean for you

Almost everyone nationwide will be affected by tomorrow's sweeping law changes.

Jacinda Ardern on Newshub Nation.

Ardern still wants a capital gains tax, despite ruling it out forever

"Did I believe in it? Yes. Still do."

Watch: The ACT Party's rolled out its new policy platform.

Tax overpayments show IRD 'taking advantage' of Kiwis - Seymour

The department is refusing to hand it the money it took back.

Watch: Jacinda Ardern ruled out a capital gains tax.

IRD says 950,000 Kiwis paid too much tax, won't get it back

But the 550,000 who underpaid tax will have to pay it back.

When sugary drinks are made more expensive, or sugar-free alternatives made cheaper, sales fall.

What stops kids drinking sugary drinks and what doesn't

The Government is being urged to ditch its refusal to implement a sugar tax.

Watch: Magic Talk's Ryan Bridge speaks to Organise Aotearoa's Justine Sachs.

'Tax the rich' advocate grilled over what defines a wealthy person

"I'm not a novice - I've researched this."

Donald Trump.

US' tariffs on Mexico may not go ahead

Donald Trump's threatened tariffs should come into force next week.

Bridges was on The AM Show

Bridges refuses to say he will overturn new petrol excise tax

It's on the cards, but he's wanting to wait and see.

Jacinda Ardern said the Cabinet agreed to progress work on how to ensure businesses pay their fair share.

Government releases 'Facebook tax' options

But experts warn it could cost Kiwis more.

Watch: Grant Robertson reveals the Wellbeing Budget.

Socialist group slams Labour with 'tax the rich' motorway banner

"A true Wellbeing Budget would have prioritised housing over prisons."

The IRD made two blunders this week, now sending letters to infants in regards to their 'earnings'.

IRD apologises after sending letters to infants wanting to review 'their earnings'

The botch-up comes as the IRD is trying to simplify the tax system.