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A look back at the biggest tax stories of 2020

The response to Covid-19 The ongoing debate about taxing capital Inland Revenue’s response and how well is its Business Transformation programme going? The Week In Tax · The big tax stories of 2020; Covid-19, taxing capital gains and Inland Revenue’s performance Transcript This is the last podcast for the year so we will be taking […]

How audit insurance can help when Inland Revenue come calling

Terry Baucher talks to Rod Spicer about insurance cover for tax audits and assessments for filed returns – what they do cover and what they don’t. The Week In Tax · Rod Spicer of Insurance on how audit insurance can help dealing with Inland Revenue enquiries Transcript This week, I’m joined by Rod Spicer, the […]

The new Minister of Revenue’s first speech set out the Government’s tax objectives including a possible digital services tax

The new Minister of Revenue’s first speech set out the Government’s tax objectives including a possible digital services tax Could the bright-line test be extended? And watch out for existing tax provisions A reminder about back-dating GST registration The Week In Tax · New Minister of Revenue on digital services taxes, could the bright-line test […]

This week Inland Revenue reminds tax agents about the bright-line test

This week Inland Revenue reminds tax agents about the bright-line test It responds to comments in a previous podcast about Business Transformation The wealth tax debate continues The Week In Tax · IRD reminder on bright-line test, responds to a previous podcast & more on the wealth tax debate Transcript. About 11 o’clock on Tuesday […]

What will be in Inland Revenue’s Briefing to Incoming Minister? The challenges ahead for the new Minister of Revenue.

What will be in Inland Revenue’s Briefing to Incoming Minister? The challenges ahead for the new Minister of Revenue. The small business cashflow scheme is extended Should people working from home pay higher taxes? The Week In Tax · What’s in IRD’s briefing for its new Minister & the small business cashflow scheme is extended […]

The business transformation project at the Inland Revenue Department

This week Andrea Black (ex Inland Revenue and Treasury and former independent advisor to the Tax Working Group) and I take a closer look at the impact for Inland Revenue of its Business Transformation programme and find some puzzling discrepancies The Week In Tax · A closer look at Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation programme Transcript […]

Inland Revenue is contacting people about information received under Common Reporting Standards

Inland Revenue is contacting people about information received under Common Reporting Standards Company is put into liquidation for not having adequate accounting records Inland Revenue research on the tax debt tipping point The Week In Tax · IRD & Common Reporting Standards, consequences of not keeping records & tax debt tipping point Transcript A few […]

After the election what next in tax for the Labour Government? Who will be the Minister of Revenue?

After the election what next in tax for the Labour Government? Who will be the Minister of Revenue? A future role for green taxes Problems with Inland Revenue’s online functions The Week In Tax · What will Labour do in tax, a role for green taxes, problems at Inland Revenue? Transcript So now we know […]

The OECD’s latest update on progress in taxing the digital economy

The OECD’s latest update on progress in taxing the digital economy The potential impact of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law’s report on competition in digital markets An accidental new lover tax? The Week In Tax · The challenges of taxing the digital economy and a […]

Inland Revenue is checking wage subsidy claims.

Inland Revenue is checking wage subsidy claims A look at the Australian Budget Why GST rate cuts don’t work The Week In Tax · IRD is checking wage subsidy claims, the Australian Budget and why GST rate cuts don’t work Transcript The Wage Subsidy, Wage Subsidy Extension, and the Resurgence Wage Subsidy schemes are all […]

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