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Lower Taxes, Less Waste,
More Transparency

Championing Value For Money From Every Tax Dollar

Our Mission

Lower taxes, less waste, more transparency.

We are a union of New Zealanders who have been standing up for hardworking New Zealand taxpayers since 2013.

Our vision is a prosperous low tax New Zealand with efficient, transparent, and accountable government.

We’re here to represent the common interests of all taxpayers and to provide them with a voice in corridors of power.

We work to expose excessive and wasteful government spending. We want more transparency and accountability in how taxpayers’ money is spent.

The Taxpayers’ Union is entirely supported by people like you. We receive private donations from our tens of thousands of members and supporters. We are not a political party nor aligned to any.

We want our politicians spending money as if they’d worked as hard as the taxpayers who earned it. We believe that new taxes should only be introduced when there are equal decreases in other taxes. 

If you agree with our objectives, click here to become a member

We gratefully accept any legal donations from anyone wishing to support our work, but note that our policy positions cannot be influenced by donations.

New Zealanders should feel free to donate to political and lobby groups and we respect the privacy of donors.

We respect the rights of our donors, including:

  • the right to be kept updated on the work to which you have donated to and made possible;
  • the right to privacy;
  • the right to your personal information not being passed on to third parties; and
  • the right to be removed from mailing lists at any time.

We don’t comment on the identity of members and donors as we do not have the right to breach their privacy in their choice to give to a worthy cause. 

While we will respect your privacy, we encourage all our members and supporters to be vocal about supporting us. After all, we’re proud of what we do, and think you should be too. That’s why you’ll see options on this website to list you as a supporter and share your actions on social media.

To become a member of the Taxpayers Union, click here, or to donate (without joining) click here.

As an incorporated society, the Taxpayers' Union must file annual accounts with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies.  That means we will be more transparent about our income and spending than most political parties.  In relation to individual donations, we will publicise the identity of donors where they have requested public acknowledgment of their support. 

For more information, please refer to our Membership Policy, or contact us at our Wellington office.

Join Us

Joining the Taxpayers' Union costs only $25 and entitles you to attend our annual conference, AGM and other events.


With your support we can make the Taxpayers' Union a strong voice exposing waste and standing up for Kiwi taxpayers.

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