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20 November 2020

IRD cracking down on property sales

While New Zealand does not have a comprehensive capital gains tax, we do have a capital gains tax in relation to property known as the bright-line test.

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17 November 2020

Costly CDHB Decision – Reminder to Employers

A recent Employment Relations Authority (Authority) case has been released which is a good reminder to employers of the perils of disciplinary investigations and dismissals.

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10 November 2020

Tax Structuring for the 39% Tax Rate

In the 2020 election, Labour promised to introduce a new top tax rate of 39% on income over $180,000, likely to take effect from 1 April 2021.

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5 November 2020

New Privacy Act – New Resources

2-6 November 2020 is Privacy Week.   The Privacy Commissioner has started a “Privacy is Precious” Campaign to promote national awareness of privacy and the new Privacy Act 2020 (New Act), which comes into force on 1 December 2020.

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20 October 2020

Returning to work early from parental leave

COVID-19 has resulted in some employees on parental leave wanting to return to work early, be it for financial or other reasons.

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4 September 2020

Tax Deductibility and Healthy Homes standards

In mid-August, Inland Revenue released Questions we’ve been asked QB20/01 Can owners of existing residential rental properties claim deductions for costs incurred to meet Healthy Homes standards? Owners of residential rental properties are required to meet certain minimum standards which...

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