Monday, April 22, 2024



Ute tax gets the axe

Federated FarmersJan 11, 2024
Removing the Ute Tax was a key election promise from National, and the new legislation was passed in late December.

Remove tax on food at the production end

Guest writerSep 18, 2023
Stuart Chambers of Karaka proposes a different approach to lowering the price of food.

Tighter tax take points to trouble ahead

Cameron BagrieJun 14, 2023
We’re entering a stage in the economic cycle that could be a major wake-up call for society, Cameron Bagrie says.

BLNZ comes out against mooted fert tax

Annette ScottJun 2, 2023
Such a tax would hit both food prices and farm profits, Kate Acland says.

Govt extends price cuts on public transport, fuel 

Govt extends price cuts on public transport, fuel 

BusinessDeskFeb 1, 2023
Savings on average tank of petrol of an estimated $17

GST relief for farmers in tax changes

Farmers WeeklyNov 16, 2022
Changes in the November Tax Bill will alter a rule that had put some businesses in line for a big GST bill when selling their home.

Exporters dodge new EU tax – for now

Nigel StirlingOct 6, 2022
New duty aims to protect bloc’s compliant firms from unfair competition from carbon laggards.

IRD fixes its own farmhouse fiasco

Neal WallaceSep 20, 2022
Third tweak of farmhouse GST may be the charm, says tax expert.

Race to beat ute tax

Neal WallaceMar 30, 2022
Attempts to beat the ute tax, which came into force on April 1, have been hampered by supply issues delays.
Headshot of Kevin Forward.

Proposed Nait levy increases on hold

Farmers WeeklyMar 29, 2022
A plan to increase Nait levies has been put on hold to allow a more comprehensive review of feedback on the proposal.

RUC reduction brings no relief for farm machinery users

Gerald PiddockMar 24, 2022
THE Government’s decision to cut road user charges (RUC) by 36% for three months is cold comfort for contractors and farmers using off-road vehicles that will not qualify for the exemption, Federated Farmers says.
Tim Tietjen leans on a farm vehicle under a kiwifruit orchard canopy

Grower hit by council rates punch

Richard RennieMar 11, 2022
A Gisborne kiwifruit grower is gobsmacked at the local council’s decision to support a policy that has doubled his rates bill in a year.