Post sponsored by NewzEngine.com

Source: Taxpayers Union

Hipkins’ action on IRD welcomed
FEBRUARY 11 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to news that the State Services Commissioner will be examining Inland Revenue’s inclusion of political questions in a public survey, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a strong response from the Minister, and ought to send a message to all taxpayer-funded agencies. Bureaucrats shouldn’t use public money to play politics.” “The Commissioner’s investigation of Inland Revenue must also examine the agency’s decision to pay urban lifestyle blog The Spinoff $40,000 to for the ‘Tax Heroes’ article series, which advocated for a capital gains tax and argued that ‘tax is love’. Inland Revenue is in a unique constitutional position that requires it to live up to a higher than usual apolitical standard. Clearly it is failing.”

MIL OSI