Recently the 'Charities Registration Board' withdrew Greenpeace from the list of New Zealand Charities, thus denying them their Taxfree status including the right for those demented souls who support them, deductibility for donations, when they ruled Greenpeace was involved in political activity and therefor was not a "charity".
There is a skirmish at present in The Beltway, following an appeal by Greenpeace and we all wait to see whether the Registration Board has the cajones to stand by what seemed a sound fact based position.
For me, Greenpeace should pay tax and 39% seems a very fair rate.
I guess if the Board stand firm, Wed Wussel will need to make that entirely predictable call.
General Debate 24 November 2014
46 minutes ago