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 explore 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.
Our mission is to seek lower taxes and value for money from every tax dollar.
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.
The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has never received (nor would ever accept), government grants or any other taxpayer-funded subsidies. That means that we can maintain a much-needed independent voice, but also it means we rely totally on individual supporters like you to fund our work.
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 right our donors, including:
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.
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.