Minister of Revenue Todd McClay announced the release today of an Inland Revenue tax policy officials’ paper which seeks public feedback on the minimum financial reporting requirements that should apply for most companies.
The Government is to include changes to the tax treatment of employee allowances, reimbursements and employer-provided accommodation in a tax bill to be introduced to Parliament later this month that will bring clarity for many taxpayers.
A new history of New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War and its effect on the nation, New Zealand and the First World War 1914-1919 by Damien Fenton, was launched by Prime Minister John Key, Governor-General Lt Gen the Right Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson at Government House in Wellington this evening.
Australians and New Zealanders will be able to access a shared archive of World War I records online to commemorate the Anzac centenary, Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain and Australia’s Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis announced today.
The Government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand has made an initial contribution of $150,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross to support immediate relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
A research report released today by the Ministry of Health shows that Maori women experience inequalities in access to maternity care and report lower levels of satisfaction with maternity services than most other women from other ethnic groups.
The latest labour market data shows that South Island unemployment continues to be considerably lower than the North Island, with the South Island regions helping lead New Zealand out of the GFC, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.