|NZ, South Korea To Resume Trade Talks
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Negotiations toward a free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea are to resume in February, after a deal was struck between the two Governments. New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser described the news as "an important step."
|Legislation 'Brings Clarity' To NZ Tax Rules
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The New Zealand Government has released an omnibus tax bill designed to bring greater clarity to the tax rules and make them easier to understand and comply with.
|ANZTEC Trade Deal Enters Into Force
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New Zealand will benefit from nearly NZD40m worth of tariff savings once a deal with Taiwan enters into force.
|Tax Breaks To Boost NZ Home Ownership
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Community housing providers and donors who assist New Zealand's low income families into home ownership will be exempt from income tax.
|NZ Reforms Tax Treatment Of Allowances
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Planned changes to the tax treatment of employee allowances, reimbursements, and employer-provided accommodation should help to minimize compliance and administration costs for New Zealand's businesses.
NEW ZEALAND EMPLOYEE
BENEFIT TRUSTS FOR CORPORATIONS BASED IN THE EMERGING
MARKETS - By Henry Brandts-Giesen TEP, Helmores
The Employee Benefit Trust ("EBT") concept
has been used for a number of years to provide
benefits to company executives in a manner that
can be tax efficient and otherwise beneficial
for both the employer and the employee.
ZEALAND TRUSTS FOR INTERNATIONAL WEALTH STRUCTURING
- By Henry Brandts-Giesen TEP, Helmores Solicitors
An article examining the unique features and use
of New Zealand foreign trusts and the fundamentals
of New Zealand trust law.
- DOING BUSINESS IN NEW ZEALAND
- By Mary Swire, Hong Kong
examine the taxation issues involved for foreign
companies doing business in New Zealand, and the
advantages and disadvantages of different types
of New Zealand corporation. We also look at investment
incentives available to encourage foreign direct
investment, and ask just how attractive the New
Zealand investment regime is for multinational
- LIVING AND WORKING IN NEW ZEALAND
- THE EXPATRIATE PERSPECTIVE - By Caroline
article we look at issues involved in immigration
to New Zealand, examining the different types
of visa available to international expatriates.
We also look at the tax implications of living
and working in New Zealand for both resident and
- OUTWARD INVESTMENT FROM NEW ZEALAND
- THE OFFSHORE PERSPECTIVE - By Jason Gorringe,
article we look at the offshore opportunities
available (or not!) for New Zealand resident individuals,
and examine some of the anti-avoidance provisions
that have been put in place. We also look at the
international tax planning opportunities that
are still available to resident multinational
- RECENT AND PROPOSED NEW ZEALAND
TAX REFORMS - By Caroline Maxwell
article, we look at recent tax reforms affecting
New Zealand and resident multinational business,
including the 2008 tax reform package, the changes
to the Controlled Foreign Company regime, and
the introduction of Limited Partnerships.
Zealand Knowledge Base
NEW ZEALAND INDIVIDUAL NON-RESIDENT
- NEW ZEALAND CORPORATE
TAXATION FOR RESIDENT MULTINATIONALS
- NEW ZEALAND VENTURE CAPITAL
- NEW ZEALAND INWARD INVESTMENT
- NEW ZEALAND FORESTRY