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 […]
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
The Government announces its decision not to introduce a Capital Gains Tax in this parliament. Terry runs through the TWG proposals and the implications for New Zealand. 11 recommendations are likely to be implemented by the Inland Revenue. Others such as Environmental, Water and Maori related taxes are not. My articles on the topic published elsewhere: […]
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  NZHC 366 HC Auckland, 8 March 2018. (There’s a […]
Cullen Group law case against Inland Revenue.
The Act to generate automatic tax refunds by Inland Revenue.
Digital Services Tax affecting Google, Facebook adverts booked in New Zealand.
The year ahead in tax will be dominated by this week’s release of the Tax Working Group’s final report. The TWG is expected to recommend the introduction of a realisation based capital gains tax to close a perceived major gap in New Zealand’s tax system. The coming debate over CGT will almost certainly drown out […]