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    Ask An Expert
    17 December 2018
    Take advantage of our expertise and send your question to and one of our specialists may answer it in a forthcoming issue of NUMBERS. This issue we address the Inland Revenue using Artificial Intelligence tools to review the hospitality industry and what you need to do.
    The Bright-Line Test Three Years on
    14 December 2018
    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.
    Tax Talk | December 2018
    7 December 2018
    In the December edition of Tax Talk we provide an update on Capital Gains Tax and potential changes to tax on residential rentals.
    Tax Talk | November 2018
    14 November 2018
    In the November edition of Tax Talk we cover Christmas tax traps, GST on low value imports, updates regarding R&D and how the new ruling issued by the Australian Tax Office could affect your company.
    Taxing Times For Employee Share Schemes
    1 October 2018
    Employee share schemes have long been a favourite of the technology sector, however new tax laws introduced this year include significant changes to the way these employee share schemes are taxed.
    Tax Talk Alert!
    20 September 2018
    Tax Working Group Interim Report – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Tax Talk | September 2018
    19 September 2018
    In the September edition of Tax Talk, we cover new changes to the motor vehicle kilometre rate, 2018 requirements for NZ companies, payroll and also the changes to Thin Capitalisation and Interest Limitation rules.
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    Tax Talk | July 2018
    10 July 2018
    In the July edition of Tax Talk we cover new methods when calculating deductions for home office expenses, a recap of changes to the non-resident withholding tax regime & the tax policy work programme.
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    Using Tax Pooling to your Advantage - Pay Tax When you Want to
    10 July 2018
    Tax pooling is a useful tool for many reasons and can ease uncertainty and stress, and add flexibility to cash flows around the tax due dates.
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    The Internationalisation of Financial Reporting and Assurance - Balancing Comparability and Cost
    27 June 2018
    How do our New Zealand companies compete in the international business arena? Are we providing transparent, understandable financial information to potential investors and other stakeholders?
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    International Disclosure of Financial Information
    27 June 2018
    The recent Automatic Exchange of Information law (AEOI), which came in on July 2017, requires New Zealand banks to undertake due diligence on the foreign tax status of their customers and provide relevant information to the IRD. Failing to do this may result in frozen accounts.
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    Property Investors at a Loss - Ring Fencing Proposed by IRD
    27 June 2018
    It’s now official. The government is actively moving against property speculators and investors.
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