‘Amazon tax’ should be revenue neutral

BY ACT at 1 May, 2018


“The Government’s commitment to a level playing field for online goods is positive, but its ‘Amazon tax’ must be revenue neutral”, according ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The new tax will raise up to $81 million annually. The Government must reduce other taxes in order to offset the additional money hardworking Kiwis will pay. 


“This Government’s commitment to helping struggling New Zealanders has been questionable at best:


A regional fuel tax that will cost the average

Bridges weak tax promise isn’t good enough

BY ACT at 30 April, 2018


“Simon Bridges’ lukewarm commitment to lower taxes shone through this morning”, according to ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Bridges could have given a cast iron guarantee to reduce the tax burden faced by hardworking Kiwis. All he could do was commit to returning us to the status quo that existed prior to the election by reversing the Auckland regional fuel tax. That is simply not good enough.


“John Key and Bill English fought

What Bridges should have said on taxes and spending

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


“Simon Bridges’ interview with Stuff this morning sent the wrong message to voters who value freedom, choice, and limited government”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“Mr Bridges should have publicly committed to reversing the coalition’s Provincial Growth Fund, its fees-free policy, and other big spending promises. He should also have guaranteed to raise the age of eligibility for superannuation.


“If he committed to this, ACT would deliver meaningful tax cuts with a top tax

Bridges must commit to rolling back fuel taxes

BY ACT at 10 April, 2018


“Simon Bridges must publicly commit to rolling back Labour’s increased fuel taxes”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The National Party is running a campaign to ‘stop the fuel tax’ while its leader is unwilling to say whether he will scrap them.


“National Party under Simon Bridges believes it can return to Government by presenting itself as a more competent version of Labour. It has lost track of what it stands for.


Big government Bridges will keep Labour’s tax hikes

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


“Simon Bridges has confirmed his commitment to higher taxes by this morning refusing to roll back proposed fuel tax increases of between 9 and 12 cents a litre”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“This complements his record as a big spending Economic Development Minister.


“When Amy Adams slammed Labour’s ‘tax and spend’ policies the other day, she could have easily been talking about her own leader.


“The National Party under Simon