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Government Says No to Capital Gains Tax

After considering the Tax Working Group’s...

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Resource Consents - What is the Tax Treatment?

Find out about Treatment of Costs of Resource Consent

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Is the Sale of My Lifestyle Block Taxable?

Read about the tax rules here

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Final Tax Working Group Report Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for this detailed analysis in a special Topical Taxes Edition.

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Rental Loss Ring Fencing and Other Changes are Coming!

Are you aware of the new changes?

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Changes To Gst For Overseas Purchases

Will you be paying more or less for your online purchases?

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New Research And Development Tax Credit Coming!

Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits Bill) to Parliament introduced.

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Inland Revenue Audit Activity

Ensuring tax rules are being complied with.

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Donation Tax Credits Can Include Debt Forgiveness

How much do you know about donation tax?

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The Tax Working Group's Interim Report

Key highlights from Sir Michael Cullen's September 2018 report.

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ACC Experience rating & Update

Understanding Work Levies

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Payments for Babies Born from 1 July 2018

From 1 July 2018 the Government started weekly payments of $60 per child.

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New Rules for PAYE

Say goodbye to filing your PAYE returns monthly.

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Tax Calendar

Have you got these dates marked?

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Rental Losses Law Change Coming?

The law is proposed to be changed regarding rental losses.

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Tax Bill Introduced To Simplify Tax System

New bill Bill to simplify tax returns for individuals who earn employment or investment income only.

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Employment And Investment Income Bill Passes Into Law

Do you know about the new bill passed into law?

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Inland Revenue Targeting the Hospitality Industry

Keeping good books is good for business!

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New Vehicle Mileage Rate Methods

Are you aware of these new methods?

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Does Your Rental Property Makes Losses? Changes Could Be Coming!!

Proposed rules to restrict taxpayers from offsetting residential rental losses against their other income.

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No Tax Deduction Allowed For Legal Fees Incurred In Relation To Selling A Rental Property

Changes to tax deductions for legal fees when selling a rental property.

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Are You Selling A House Which Isn’t Your Main Home? Look Out – Bright Line Test Has Now Extended To 5 Years!

Tax bill introduced to extend the bright-line period.

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Families Package Bill Passed By Parliament

New bill passed on December 20, 2017.

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Government Announces Tax Working Group Terms of Reference and Members

New tax working group (TWG) to review New Zealand’s tax system.

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Fringe Benefit Tax Update – Change In Interpretation for Motor Vehicles and Insurance Premiums

Fringe benefit tax updates for motor vehicles and insurance premiums.

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New Provisional Tax Calculation Method - Accounting Income Method (AIM)

From 1 April 2018, a business with less than $5m annual turnover can use the accounting income method (AIM) to calculate its provisional tax…

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Trustee Responsibilities

Disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries is commonly considered.

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Inland Revenue Happenings

Inland Revenue is in the process of making some changes we thought you should know about.

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Several Ways Taxpayers Can Get Caught Out

Taxpayers who earn income from various sources may get caught short if they don’t plan ahead.

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Provisional Tax And Use Of Money Interest (UOMI) Changes

From the 2018 financial year, legislative changes have been made to how use of money interest (UOMI) applies to provisional taxpayers.

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Inland Revenue Pursuing Directors

Inland Revenue is now being more proactive in pursuing the directors of insolvent companies for the unpaid tax debt.

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Key Tax Dates - September 2017

Important dates to note!

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GST Adjustments Required Regarding Fonterra Co-op Support Loan

Monthly milk payment changes from June 1st.

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Danger in Cashing up when Business Sells

If your business is in a company, you need to understand capitals gains tax.

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Keeping a Log Book - MADE EASY!

Avoid a business trip defaulting to a private trip!

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Update on Changes to Farm Dwelling Expenditure

On 23 March 2017 Inland Revenue finalised its position on the deductibility of farm dwelling expenses. We outline the outcome in this article.

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Business Tax Changes Passed into Law

Numerous business tax changes are now in place. This article summarises all the changes that may affect you.

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Proposed “Simplified Calculation” of Deductions for Dual Use Vehicles and Premises

Under existing legislation, taxpayers may keep a logbook for a three-month representative..

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Are you aware of proposed tax changes on farmhouses likely to affect every farmer?

The IRD is proposing significant changes to the deductibility of farmhouse expenses

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Being a trustee carries responsibilities

Every so often we remind clients of the risks involved in being a trustee. It doesn’t matter whether the trust is a family trust or a charitable…

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Tax on living expenses

Did you know, you’re never taxed on the money you take out of your business for living expenses? This applies even if your business is operated…

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Congratulations to Andrea McWilliam!

Andrea McWilliam & Chris Shaw go back a few years...

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