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Tax measures to help those affected by the quakes

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced tax measures to help those affected by the Kaikoura earthquakes.“This is a difficult time for many in the Kaikoura region and those affected by...


Speech on the funding review to the National Cross Sector Forum, Auckland

Tena koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s great to be here with so many people who are working hard to give Kiwi kids the best possible education. Four years ago, I...


Opening Address to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand annual conference

Thank you for inviting me to give the opening address today.Your organisation plays an influential role on New Zealand’s tax policy settings through your input into the work programme and...


Survey shows businesses spending less time on tax

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse and Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed a survey showing small businesses are continuing to spend less time on tax compliance. “Inland Revenue’s emphasis...


Strong job market provides more opportunities for jobs and careers

The strong and growing New Zealand job market provides great opportunities to get more Kiwis into life-long careers, say Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Workplace Relations...


Speech to the NZ Payroll Practitioners Conference announcing changes to PAYE processing

Good morning. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. This is my first address to you as Revenue Minister and it’s a great opportunity to meet...


Ten thousand student loan borrowers located

An information exchange agreement with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has carried out its first match, locating 10,400 student loan borrowers living across the Tasman.Inland Revenue last week sent an...


Remuneration Authority appointment

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Len Cook as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority).The Authority is responsible for setting the...


Minister expresses condolences at passing of Helen Kelly

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has this morning expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Helen Kelly who lost her battle with cancer overnight.“Helen was a...


NZRP changes to strike the right balance

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced changes to the Government’s New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) for the next two years.“Migrants make a valuable contribution to New Zealand both culturally and...