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Inland Revenue’s new approach to tax investigations

Inland Revenue’s new approach to tax investigations Waste disposal levy good example of an environmental tax How being six minutes late could cost the ATO almost $100 million   Transcript This week, more highlights from the Chartered Accountants of Australia New Zealand Annual Tax Conference, are the proposed waste levy increases a good behavioural tax […]

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More on Inland Revenue CRS initiative

More on Inland Revenue CRS initiative The future of tax Why did the Tax Working Group’s CGT proposal fail? Transcript This week, an update on Inland Revenue’s Common Reporting Standard initiative, the Future of Tax and what went wrong with introducing a capital gains tax. I spoke recently of Inland Revenue’s new initiative on the […]

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Inland Revenue’s Annual Report

This week I take a look at Inland Revenue’s annual report – Download it  How much additional tax did it raise? Who is it sharing information with? How did it do against its own performance measures? Transcript This week: “He kupu i tō mātou Kaikōmihana”, that’s Te Reo for “a word from the Commissioner”. I’m […]

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OECD proposals shake up international tax

This week in tax we have 3 stories OECD proposes the biggest changes to international tax since the 1920s The Government has a surplus but what about the cost of superannuation? Inland Revenue targets cash economy Podcast Transcript The OECD has announced proposals for a unified approach to changing international tax and addressing the issue of the […]

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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

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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

Don’t end up in court for tax evasion

How not to end up in court defending a $4m tax evasion charge – Investigators from Inland Revenue should not be under-estimated as they are highly skilled, motivated and are looking for pattens e.g. gross profit ratios for similar businesses. Welfare Expert Advisory Group Report released – Up to $5.2 Billion pa needed to overhaul […]

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Don’t spend your tax refund!

The Week in Tax – back to normal after the Government’s decision on TWG report? International tax pressure is building to create a Digital Services Tax because OECD’s BEPS initiative is growing consensus. Why you shouldn’t be spending any refund from Inland Revenue that turns up unexpectedly. Unexplained credit balances sometimes are paid to prevent […]

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12 April 2019 Podcast

Terry Baucher summarises the top 3 stories from this week in tax. The Brightline Test and professional advice The Te Ao Māori capital gains tax case It’s tax filing season The case discussed is GG & GE Blackburn Trustee Ltd v Crowe Horwath (NZ) Ltd [2018] NZHC 366 HC Auckland, 8 March 2018. (There’s a […]

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