Terry’s Tax Roundup – 16 – 22 March 2019
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Terry’s Tax Roundup – 16 – 22 March 2019

The week’s tax news in one handy summary. 

New Zealand Tax

  • The headline is dramatic but the article raises very valid questions particularly around the use of the supplementary order paper | Circumventing tax laws will damage our democracy


  • I envision the rate being changed swiftly depending on how the tech companies respond | How to focus Facebook and Google on cleaning up their mess? Tax them


  • Final reminder for this as the survey closes on Sunday. Thanks in advance.


IRD news

  • It’s over the Easter/ANZAC Day period so actually only two working days will be lost | Inland Revenue to close to the public for a week


  • On the facts this was a no-win case for Mr van Uden. I note that shortfall penalties for an unacceptable tax position imposed – Cullen Group should be worried | Globe-trotting sea captain loses tax battle with IRD


  • This is tempting fate eh? 😁


International Tax

  • Latest OECD release another example of the increasing resources all tax authorities are applying to tracking offshore income as part of the CRS exchange of information initiative


  • This looks very interesting. It doesn’t cover New Zealand but it does look at Australia as well as the UK and USA. Will be of interest to MBIE & my colleagues on the Small Business Council


Australia Tax

  • This is a very significant decision for Australian expats and one which will be of interest to NZ expats | Australian court reverses Harding residence judgment, in victory for expat taxpayers


United Kingdom Tax

  • According to this report, in 2018 HMRC received information about the offshore financial interests of around 3 million UK resident individuals, or entities they control | HMRC’s offshore compliance strategy now aims at mistakes and avoidance


Europe Tax

  • France is the latest country to propose a new tax for digital companies


  • I’ve felt for some time that Google is an oligopoly so it’s good to see action being taken against it


I follow interesting tax news stories from around the world and share them on Twitter. 

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Terry Baucher Terry Baucher is an Auckland-based tax specialist with 20 years experience. He works almost exclusively with high net worth individuals and owners of medium sized and emerging businesses. Prior to starting his own business, he spent six years with one of the "Big Four' accountancy firms including a period advising Australian businesses how to do business in New Zealand.

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