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  • “This Government is placing the wellbeing of people at the centre of all its work,” said Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, as he presented the first Labour Government budget in Parliament on Thursday 17th May 2018.
    Posted: 17/5/2018
  • Bright-line changes, ring-fencing residential property losses
    Posted: 29/3/2018
  • The Tax Working Group Background paper has been released and it looks like there are changes ahead!
    Posted: 15/3/2018
  • On 2 March 2018 Sir Michael Cullen, Chair of the Tax Working Group, spoke at the International Fiscal Association’s conference being held in Queenstown. He announced that the Working Group would release a background paper on 14 March 2018, which would summarise the main characteristics of the existing tax system, and discuss challenges and possibilities facing New Zealand
    Posted: 7/3/2018
  • Public v Private business - blurring the lines
    Posted: 14/2/2018
  • How you can really make a difference this festive season
    Posted: 20/12/2017
  • “We must consult our means rather than our wishes.” ― George Washington. Finance Minister Grant Robertson has released the new Governments mini budget.
    Posted: 15/12/2017
  • Minister of Revenue, Stuart Nash: Opening address at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Annual Tax Conference 2017
    Posted: 22/11/2017
  • What do I tell our painter Fransisco about what the new government will mean for hard working overseas tradesmen like him?
    Posted: 2/11/2017
  • Like our offices, the NZ Government is about to be transformed - but into what?
    Posted: 26/9/2017
  • On 1st August 2017 the Minister of Justice, Amy Adams, introduced the new Trust Bill into Parliament. While it will now languish in the House
    Posted: 31/8/2017
  • A consultation document was released 19th June 2017 — Better administration of individuals’ income tax — by the New Zealand Government.
    Posted: 20/6/2017
  • The New Zealand Government released its 2017 budget on 25th May 2017. Newly minted Finance Minister Stephen Joyce presented the budget in Parliament.
    Posted: 25/5/2017
  • Immigration looks like it is going to be a key debate in New Zealand and its forthcoming elections
    Posted: 1/5/2017
  • Three consultation papers proposing new measures to strengthen New Zealand's rules for taxing large multinationals have been released by Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins
    Posted: 6/3/2017
  • As a customer or client we all like to think that we are unique, and when we pay for services we expect both value for money (e.g. cheap) and that the service or goods will be fit for purpose. Sometimes those two expectations can be accommodated and sometimes they are competing. The issue is understanding when trying to save money can cost you more in the long run.
    Posted: 14/1/2017
  • Thanks to you, we are helping those who need it most this Christmas.
    Posted: 6/12/2016
  • The Government has announced special measures and cancelled certain penalties to help those affected by the Kaikoura earthquakes
    Posted: 22/11/2016