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Tax on Overseas Inheritances

What is overseas inheritance tax? A New Zealand tax resident may be taxed if they receive monies from an overseas inheritance - this may be taxable as income. When overseas inheritance tax is charged Overseas inheritances and distributions from overseas…

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Property Sales Tax

What is property sales tax? Buying and selling real estate (property) can be taxed. There are provisions in certain circumstances that can trigger tax on property transactions. Some of these are straightforward and apply to everyone and others are subject…

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Income Tax

What is income tax? Income tax is tax generated from personal or business earnings. This applies to individuals, companies, trusts, or any entity generating income from a profitable activity. When income tax is charged Personal income is earned mainly through…

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Overseas Pensions

What is foreign superannuation tax? Foreign superannuation rules determine the tax payable on income from a pension. Pensions and other similar annuities resulting from past employment paid to a New Zealand resident are taxable in New Zealand only. If you…

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Pension Transfer tax

What is pension transfer tax? The movement of pension funds can trigger a taxable event, though the possibility of this depends on the rules of the country where the scheme is held. Distinct from a pension or annuity, an interest…

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Foreign Investment Fund Rules

What are FIF rules? An interest in a foreign company and certain historic interests in foreign superannuation schemes/life insurance policies can require an income calculation based on the ‘Foreign Investment Fund’ rules (FIF). When is the FIF rules tax charged?…

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Financial Arrangements Rules

What are financial arrangements rules? An often unrecognised consideration in many transactions are the financial arrangements rules. These rules apply to any transaction where a person receives money in consideration for money to be provided in the future, with the…

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