Category Archives: Legal

Minimum Wage Increase

Effective 01 April 2017, the Government announced that the adult minimum wage increased by $0.50 cents to $15.75 an hour.
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Further ACC Levy Reductions

  On 7 December 2016, the Acting ACC Minister, the Hon Nathan Guy, confirmed the ACC levy rates for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 years. The Minister said that there will be reductions totalling $126.2m per annum to work and motor vehicle levies, while the earners’ levy will remain unchanged.   The announcement means that: the…
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The Perils of a PPOA

It is important for individuals to correctly determine their residency status for tax purposes, as a New Zealand tax resident is taxed on their ‘worldwide income’. A person is considered to be a New Zealand resident for tax purposes if they have been physically present in New Zealand for more than 183 days in any…
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Trust Reforms

Trusts are a popular way of protecting property and managing assets in New Zealand. The number of trusts we have in New Zealand is unknown, but estimates put the figure between 300,000 and 500,000. The legislation governing NZ trusts has remained unchanged for decades as it has been predominantly governed by the Trustee Act 1956.…
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