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8 July 2019

Myths of IP – Part 3 – No Patents for Software

Some people dismiss the idea of getting patent protection for an app or computer programme because they believe there is a blanket prohibition on patents for software.

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28 May 2019

GST on Property Transactions – Compulsory Complexity

GST is easy – it’s 15%, 0%, or wrong.   GST is the most common thing that goes wrong in property transactions, due to a widespread lack of understanding by registered parties and professional advisers.

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19 March 2019

Confusion still reigns over Capital Gains

With no comprehensive capital gains tax to be implemented and letters from armchair experts filling the local papers, it is timely to familiarise ourselves with the current laws in relation to capital gains on the sale of land.

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9 March 2019

Don’t get caught with a NZ tax bill while you are living overseas

Are you leaving NZ permanently, or going on an extended overseas trip? Make sure you know your tax obligations and how to ensure you break your tax residency in New Zealand so you are not welcomed back to New Zealand...

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19 February 2019

Key staff can cause New Zealand tax headaches for international companies

Are you a director or a key staff member of an offshore business? Did you know that your presence in New Zealand might cause your company to be subject to tax in New Zealand? A company is deemed to be...

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28 July 2018

Property and Tax Go Hand in Hand

While New Zealand doesn't have a comprehensive capital gains tax, the sale of land is one area which has specific capital gains tax laws.

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