Winston can’t be serious

BY David Seymour at 4 May, 2017


Winston Peters can’t seriously be trying to win the support of the business community, says ACT Leader David Seymour, who has suggested a debate on tax issues.

“Winston’s attempt to campaign on tax cuts is laughable. This is the man who cost taxpayers $5 billion, or $2,950 per household, last time he went into Government with National.

“As for cracking down on tax avoidance by foreign firms, it is just the usual New Zealand


Government debt targets ignore private debt

BY David Seymour at 27 April, 2017


New public debt targets should be balanced with tax cuts to address private debt, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Public debt remains relatively stable at just under $100 billion. Meanwhile, private debt is set to breach $400 billion this year. The IMF have already highlighted our private debt levels as a risk to our economy.


Trump tax cuts a wake-up call for NZ

BY David Seymour at 27 April, 2017


Steven Joyce ought to be paying close attention to President Trump’s proposed tax cuts, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Ignore the Opposition’s politics of envy; New Zealand needs to be an attractive place for businesses and high earners. This means being more competitive with our tax rates.

“If Donald Trump achieves his 15% company tax rate, our company tax will be almost double that, at 28%. It’s already one of the world’s highest company tax rates, we can’t risk having companies and businesspeople fleeing to the US or other low-tax destinations. National need to confirm whether they’ll be addressing company tax in Budget 2017.


Steven Joyce calls your tax bill a ‘dividend’

BY David Seymour at 6 April, 2017


“Steven Joyce has today boasted of taking a $3.5 billion more tax in the first eight months of this year compared to last,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“He then has the cheek to describe this as a ‘dividend’ for the country. Since when was a tax bill a dividend?


National must cut taxes before, not after, the election

BY David Seymour at 13 March, 2017


The government cannot put tax cuts at risk by delaying them until after the election, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“National is meant to be a low-tax party. Why is the Prime Minister muddling on something that should be a basic priority for any centre-right government?