A terrible toss-up between siding with tax-trimming bankers or with brain-taxing wankers

December 24, 2009

Alf has never been a champion of the banks and the bankers who run them. He has been especially sour about the buggers since they pulled out of Eketahuna.

But the sadsack socialists at The Standard are more loathesome than bankers.

Today a bloke called Eddie is banging on about the big bucks owed to the IRD.

The banks, who tried to rip us off to the tune of $2.6 billion, have agreed to pay us $2.2 billion.

I don’t get it. We’ve spent tens of millions so far on court cases to get our money. We’ve won every case.

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Surgeons rattle the IRD’s bones

March 27, 2009

A big cheer is likely to ring through the Eketahuna Club, when we celebrate news that taxpayers have won an important court battle against the tax gatherers.

The Independent (quoting a tax lawyer) described it as “a watershed decision” against the Inland Revenue Department in a tax avoidance case.

Other businesses are said to be preparing “to challenge the department’s dictatorial approach to tax laws.”
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