Welcome to the April 2018 issue of Tax Talk. In this edition we discuss: overseas buyer restrictions on the way, new tax obligations for trusts with international connections, PIE investor obligations as well as the five-year bright-line test being enacted.
Although fast developing technology offers exciting opportunities for investors to ride the tech wave, with this rapid growth also comes the danger of rapid obsolescence in both traditional and technology stocks.
It has been hard to ignore the number of significant political events that have occurred recently and those that will follow in the remainder of 2017. There is also no doubting that we watch elections with close interest to see how they will shape the world we live in. But from an investors perspective, do these events really make a difference?
Listed Property Trusts and Syndicated Property are a common feature of New Zealand's property-dominated investment market. In this article James Scarr of Staples Rodway Asset Management steps through the key differences between the two investments.
Over the past year there have been a lot of changes to rules for owners of residential investment properties. The majority of these changes have been well publicised in the media, being topics of public interest. However some of the biggest changes to the industry over the last year have largely gone unnoticed. These are the changes to Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act).
Immigration is currently a very hot topic with many countries increasingly becoming opposed to globalisation and becoming more insular. New Zealand however, has a long-standing openness and reliance on foreign investment, and trying to attract wealth that can be mutually beneficial to both New Zealand and the investors. We look at Investors paths to permanent residence in New Zealand.