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Working from home – can you claim a deduction for your expenses?

Are extra expenses and use of personal assets to work from home deductible against your taxable income? As usual with tax, its complicated. We’re in week three of the Lockdown, and although the Prime Minister has indicated there may be a possible shift to Level 3 from 22nd April, a majority of employees may still be […]

John Lohrentz on tax implications of methane emissions

Progressive taxation on biological methane is John Lohrentz’s proposal to the New Zealand government as a tool to transition to a low carbon economy.   This week we look further into the importance of environmental taxation I raised last week, my first guest for this year is John Lohrentz, who works at the intersections of […]

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18 April 2019 Podcast

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: […]

Tax podcast, Terry Baucher

29th March 2019 Podcast

Tax Working Group’s capital gains tax is scrutinised.
We find out how much tax farmers in New Zealand actually pay.
International Monetary Fund challenges Tech companies.

Tax podcast, Terry Baucher

22nd March 2019 Podcast

What might a possible digital services tax look like?
What to do before the tax year end on 31 March 2019.
Inland Revenue’s latest instalment of its ongoing $1.5 billion business transformation.

Terry’s Tax Roundup – 8 – 15 March 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax One night only!  I’m on the panel tonight with Susan, Geoff and Dominic Stephens Westpac’s Chief Economist (in his personal capacity). Should be lively!  See you at 7 – we might even talk about something other than CGT! https://t.co/ae7DkIxNy1 Here’s my thoughts on SkyCity’s […]

Tax podcast, Terry Baucher

15th March 2019 Podcast

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.

Terry’s Tax Roundup – 16 – 22 February 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary.  New Zealand Tax Anyone who thinks tax minimisation planning isn’t already happening is frankly naive | Capital gains tax debate heating up: final recommendations out on Thursday https://t.co/MQ7Hz6AY6r There’s more happening this year in tax than the Tax Working Group’s final report – April in particular looms […]

Ten years, CGT in NZ,

Taxmageddon! Is there a tax monster on the loose?

When hearing the lamentations about the purported cost and harshness a capital gains tax (“CGT”) will bring, I think of Paul1. Dying of cancer he applied to his UK pension scheme for an early payment.  Paul died before it arrived, but his widow still got to pay the tax on the transfer. I am reminded […]

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