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David Parker

A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
23rd Oct 21, 6:32am
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A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
21st Oct 21, 8:12am
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Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
19th Oct 21, 12:04pm
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Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
Transparency International calls for an end to the ability for the ultimate owners of NZ foreign trusts to avoid tax and financial transparency obligations in their home countries
14th Oct 21, 7:43am
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Transparency International calls for an end to the ability for the ultimate owners of NZ foreign trusts to avoid tax and financial transparency obligations in their home countries
Government avoids 'over-taxing' property investors by allowing interest deductions on taxable sales
29th Sep 21, 5:21pm
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Government avoids 'over-taxing' property investors by allowing interest deductions on taxable sales
Interest deductibility rules for property investors detailed; 'New builds' to be exempt for 20 years
28th Sep 21, 12:06pm
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Interest deductibility rules for property investors detailed; 'New builds' to be exempt for 20 years
Government expected to reveal details of interest deductibility rule change for property investors early next week, only days ahead of the implementation date
23rd Sep 21, 2:54pm
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Government expected to reveal details of interest deductibility rule change for property investors early next week, only days ahead of the implementation date
Uncertainty prevails, as Government is yet to detail interest deductibility tax change three weeks out from rules being applied to most residential property investors
10th Sep 21, 5:35pm
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Uncertainty prevails, as Government is yet to detail interest deductibility tax change three weeks out from rules being applied to most residential property investors
Government says ACT's call for build-to-rent accommodation to be exempt from the foreign buyers ban is unnecessary and will open the door to speculators
13th Jul 21, 12:41pm
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Government says ACT's call for build-to-rent accommodation to be exempt from the foreign buyers ban is unnecessary and will open the door to speculators
The Government is likely to take a more hands-on approach to immigration when border restrictions are eased, says Greg Ninness
9th Jul 21, 11:27am
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The Government is likely to take a more hands-on approach to immigration when border restrictions are eased, says Greg Ninness
Revenue Minister David Parker gets himself into a sticky situation, arguing the removal of interest deductibility will dampen house price growth but not economic growth
1st Jul 21, 1:50pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker gets himself into a sticky situation, arguing the removal of interest deductibility will dampen house price growth but not economic growth
Resource Management Act replacement to put numerical limits on pollution levels, while focussing on ensuring houses and infrastructure are built
29th Jun 21, 9:00am
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Resource Management Act replacement to put numerical limits on pollution levels, while focussing on ensuring houses and infrastructure are built
Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
11th Jun 21, 1:40pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker says demands for tax cuts aren't as 'realistic or responsible' as they might've been pre-COVID
What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
10th Jun 21, 4:51pm
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What constitutes a 'new build' under the new interest deductibility rules and extension of the bright-line test? Govt consults on design of property tax changes
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
David Parker 'broadly supportive' of Janet Yellen's push for a global minimum corporate tax rate; Grant Robertson to virtually meet with Yellen next week
7th Apr 21, 5:36pm
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David Parker 'broadly supportive' of Janet Yellen's push for a global minimum corporate tax rate; Grant Robertson to virtually meet with Yellen next week
Govt advised against changing interest deductibility rules; Meanwhile Treasury wanted a 20-year bright-line test and Inland Revenue didn't want a change to the status quo
23rd Mar 21, 3:46pm
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Govt advised against changing interest deductibility rules; Meanwhile Treasury wanted a 20-year bright-line test and Inland Revenue didn't want a change to the status quo
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
4th Mar 21, 9:58am
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When the RMA goes, it will be replaced by the NBE Act, the Strategic Planning Act, and the Climate Change Adaption Act. Diana Clement finds there are sceptics that this will actually improve on the bureaucratic RMA
Allan Barber points out that if we adopt a prescriptive state plan for livestock production, it will be a slippery slope for many other industries too, driving increasing distortions and away from essential consumer demand signals
1st Mar 21, 11:21am
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Allan Barber points out that if we adopt a prescriptive state plan for livestock production, it will be a slippery slope for many other industries too, driving increasing distortions and away from essential consumer demand signals
Inland Revenue estimates the average 'high wealth individual' in New Zealand pays 12% tax on all their income, including non-taxable capital gains
25th Feb 21, 6:54am
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Inland Revenue estimates the average 'high wealth individual' in New Zealand pays 12% tax on all their income, including non-taxable capital gains
Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
10th Feb 21, 11:00am
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Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
Terry Baucher looks at some of the taxation ramifications from the Climate Change Commission's draft report
3rd Feb 21, 9:56am
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Terry Baucher looks at some of the taxation ramifications from the Climate Change Commission's draft report
Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
2nd Dec 20, 5:51pm
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Inland Revenue raises 'significant' concerns over people using trusts to avoid the new 39% income tax rate; Suggests the trustee rate be hiked; Grant Robertson open to the idea
Revenue Minister David Parker says the 33% tax rate on trusts could be hiked if high-income earners avoid the new 39% tax rate
1st Dec 20, 3:17pm
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Revenue Minister David Parker says the 33% tax rate on trusts could be hiked if high-income earners avoid the new 39% tax rate