Budget 2017

What will Budget 2017 mean for NZ businesses?

The following articles have been re-published with the permission of The National Business Review. 

Keeping the economy growing 

The government maintained its philosophy of focusing on the framework supported by targeted initiatives in its business growth agenda delivered in Budget 2017...

Delivering a range of tax changes 

Tax cuts to New Zealanders will come through a $2 Billion Tax and Family Package. The Government is cutting income tax for individuals to provide greater rewards for low and middle-income earners...

What more could the government have done for the mid-market? 

The Government continued to target specific assistance to support a growth agenda, with $1 billion of expenditure over four years in certain innovation, skills development, tourism infrastructure and screen sector growth initiatives...

Budget 2017: is a tax utopia nearly upon us?

Investing in Inland Revenue and our tax system is a smart move by the government. We’re getting much closer to the dream of a utopian tax system that is efficient, well-understood and well-managed.

Budget 2017: immigration - much more than political football

Immigration has become the topic of conversation at watercoolers around the globe. Everyone has an opinion...

Budget 2017: balancing the battle of the sexes 

Minister for Women Paula Bennett this month celebrated a milestone in the state sector as it reached its target of appointing women to 45% of its boards and the minister is determined to increase this number even further...

Budget 2017: time for a rethink about renting

It’s no secret that housing affordability is a significant issue for many New Zealand families and our economy as we move towards Budget 2017 and a general election in September…

Budget 2017: the double-edged knife of tax cuts

For some time the government has whetted the public’s appetite with a promise of tax cuts. Budget 2017 is widely expected to be the time these are delivered given the continued and growing surplus…

Budget 2017: upping the stakes in tax hide and seek

If you were offered a 10 to 1 return on your investment, you would in all likelihood scoff at the very notion of such lofty returns. But the government has been achieving that through a proactive focus and an intelligence-led approach into specific areas of non-compliance…

The biggest technological revolution is coming

Technology presents many opportunities for New Zealand. However, there are also economic and social costs, and it’s concerning how many of our businesses are not aware of just how significant this technological revolution is going to be…

Budget 2017: superannuation proving to be a generational balancing act

After only a few months in the top job, Prime Minister Bill English has demonstrated strong leadership by taking on the political hot potato that is superannuation…

 

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