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    Selected topic: Tax

    New Zealand As Financial Hub 09 Dec 2011
    New Zealand Exempt Collective Investment Vehicles - Submission on turning New Zealand into a Financial Hubinvestors and overseas sourced income. Set out below is our joint submission with Christchurch law firm Helmores to the Read more...
    What Are Portfolio Investment Entities? 09 Dec 2011
    You may have seen the term Portfolio Investment Entity or PIE used in the local newspapers and wondered what it was all about.  In this article we explain the reason for Read more...
    2009 Associated Persons Rules 09 Dec 2011
    Working with the 2009 Associated Persons Rules According to the Policy AdvicThe Associated Persons rules in the Income Tax Act 2007 were amended in 2009 with a view to broadening and Read more...
    Donations To Charities 09 Dec 2011
    Claiming Tax Credits on Donations to Charities supporting Overseas Causes Many New Zealand based charities also support overseas causes – this is often a result of donations being “ear-marked” by donors as being Read more...
    Income Splitting 08 Dec 2011
    Income Splitting Issues Paper Released On 11 December 2009 the Government released an issues paper on income splitting. The paper fleshed out the UnitedFuture proposal, which has support from the Government to Read more...
    GST Domestic Reverse Change 08 Dec 2011
    Is a GST Domestic Reverse Charge a Good Idea? GST is a hazardous tax, not only for taxpayers, but also for the Government. Unlike income tax, the Government has a commitment to Read more...
    New Zealand Foreign Trusts 08 Dec 2011
    What is a New Zealand Exempt Trust? New Zealand Exempt Trusts, or NZETs for short, are an international wealth management tool, and can be useful in many situations. NZETs are available Read more...
    GST Rate Change Rule 08 Dec 2011
    What are the transitional rules for the GST rate increase if I account for GST on a payments basis? What are the transitional rules for moving to the 15% GST rate Read more...
    Tax Issues From the Canterbury Earthquake? 08 Dec 2011
    Please refer to our New Zealand Lawyers Articles for a post on important tax issues surrounding the earthquake (more…) Read more...
    LAQC Changes 1 08 Dec 2011
    QC and LAQC Reforms - New Announcement by the Minister of Revenue? Most readers will know of the changes to the QC and LAQC regimes foreshadowed in the May 2010 Budget.  Read more...