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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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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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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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27 July 2020

Inland Revenue signals their attention to offshore employers with New Zealand-based employees

With the current global pandemic more and more kiwis are returning home and continuing to work for their offshore employer.

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5 June 2020

Changes to Property Tax Exemptions slipped in latest Tax Bill

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 4 June. The Honourable Stuart Nash said this legislation was to “support growth and assist businesses on the road to economic recovery.

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7 May 2020

Tax law changes for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Inland Revenue has released an update for businesses affected by COVID-19 covering recent tax changes. These changes are intended to help businesses with the impacts of COVID-19.

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