Budget 2017 forgets that companies exist and deserve tax cuts

BY David Seymour at 25 May, 2017


“While the countries we compare ourselves to around the world are cutting company tax rates, our Government does nothing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The Government has pages upon pages of its business growth agenda, and billions in funds for grants, subsidies, and “partnerships”, but somehow it can’t find room in this budget to reduce their tax rate.


Tax relief overdue and underdone

BY David Seymour at 25 May, 2017


“An adjustment of tax brackets is a welcome compensation for the last seven years of bracket creep. ACT has been talking about this for years. But the adjustment is underdone,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The most any taxpayer will save is $20 a week. And it’s ultimately more of a tax reset than a genuine tax cut. Bracket creep will eventually cancel out this tax relief because National refuses to permanently tie brackets to inflation.


Highlights from the House – 15/05/2017

BY ACT at 15 May, 2017


Another two week Parliamentary sitting period (2 May – 11 May) is over, so here’s an update from ACT’s Wellington office.


Simon Bridges wins Oscar for Best Corporate Welfarist

BY David Seymour at 12 May, 2017


$304 million in grants for the film industry is corporate welfare that should have been used on tax cuts, says ACT David Seymour.

“Simon Bridges just won the Oscar for Best Corporate Welfarist, boasting about giving hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars to the likes of Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox.

“Maybe he’s hoping he’ll get to meet Scarlett Johansson. The person he should meet is the average taxpayer who will be spewing


David Seymour Speech – ACT Tax Policy Announcement

BY ACT at 11 May, 2017


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Speech on ACT's Tax Cut Policy

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎David Seymour‎‏ في 10 مايو، 2017