The Bright-Line Test was promoted by the Government as a simple tool to tax property speculation, but even a simple tool can have complications. Thankfully, Inland Revenue has recently provided some clarification on some of the more complex scenarios.
Technology is an inescapable factor in the investment world. Whether that be the investment opportunity it creates, or the disruption to traditional business models, technology impacts on every sector of the modern economy.
Last year the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) started talking about the return of inflation to the 1% - 3% mandated range. After a decade of barely 1% inflation, how do we prepare for its inevitable rise?
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?