2015 Budget

The 2015 budget didn’t really throw up anything too exciting. If you are interested, here is a brief summary courtesy of CCH New Zealand: “No surprises” Budget — well, mostly The big tax headlines were made prior to the budget, with pre-Budget announcements extending the tax rules for residential property sales. Budget 2015 sees some

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Modernising New Zealand’s Tax System

The Government has released two discussion papers to engage in public consultation on options for simplifying and modernising New Zealand’s tax system. The documents introduce taxpayers to the general direction the Government intends to take to improve administration of the tax system. Basically, the Government wants to simplify tax for individuals and businesses by reducing

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Gifting of assets

Gifting is again a topic of conversation A prominent local law firm is suggesting that people should be aware that if the government is to change there could be a re-introduction of gift duty. Therefore, it could be a good time to look at any upcoming lump sum gifting you are considering. We thought it

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