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Ford Ute, Ford Ranger, Ute

Is that ute really exempt from FBT?

This week in tax Inland Revenue explains the work related vehicle exemption Is insulation deductible? Should it be? Just how good is Inland Revenue’s $1.5 billion business transformation? Transcript

Taxing Bitcoin and twin cab utes

This week Terry discusses three news stories Should we follow the UK’s lead and change the way we calculate FBT on cars? Is a tax war about to break out over France’s digital services tax Bitcoin – Inland Revenue hasn’t forgotten about it

Jean Baptiste Colbert, tax, finance ministers

5 most important tax-reforming finance ministers

The role of a finance minister is hugely important as they together with their Treasury department set the direction for an economy. Tax is a major part of any finance minister’s responsibilities, but for some finance ministers tax reforms are the key part of their legacy. Here are five finance ministers with a huge tax legacy. Jean-Baptiste […]

Blackburn Trustees, Brightline Test, Crowe Horwath

Blackburn Trustees versus Crowe Horwath and Brightline Test

I have just uploaded my slides presented to the Trusts Special Interest Group about the court case between Blackburn Trustees and Crowe Horwath International in the High Court and the lessons we can draw from this judgement about Capital Gains Tax and the Brightline Test. Blackburn Trustees and the Brightline Test #tax from Baucher Consulting Limited

costs of compliance small business paperwork

Costs of compliance for small business

This week in tax we cover 3 news stories The OCR goes down but Inland Revenue rates are up Costs of compliance for small businesses Productivity Commission on Local Government Finance.

Where’s my refund?

Top news stories this week Where’s My Refund More about PIE’s What’s FBT   

Tax payers, age band , New Zealand

Demographics will force tax changes

It’s well documented that high-income earners pay substantial amounts of income tax. According to Treasury estimates, 42% of the projected income tax payable for the year ended 31st March 2020 will be paid by those with annual income of over $100,000. That group is about 341,000 taxpayers or roughly 9% of all taxpayers. But how much tax […]

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A Digital Services Tax is proposed

Top news stories this week New Zealand’s Government proposes a digital services tax 450,000 taxpayers receive a surprise – they had not applied the correct prescribed investor rate to their PIE accounts Inland Revenue is feeling the strain Read the Full Transcript

Terry reviews the “wellbeing” budget

Terry was part of the Budget lockup in Wellington yesterday and he gives us his insights and observations into the 2019 “Wellbeing” budget in The Week in Tax podcast. The differences in approach to planning The budget looks beyond GDP to the 4 “capitals” of wellbeing in the Living Standards Framework The “whole of Government” […]

Deborah Russell MP explains how tax policy is implemented

Terry’s guest on the podcast today is Deborah Russell, MP with whom he co-authored Tax and Fairness book.  They dig into how the government and parliament legislate tax policy. Deborah is on the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee – what do they discuss? The Loss Ringfencing Bill going through parliament also focuses on getting GST from […]

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