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Body corporate tax rules to be clarified

Minister of Revenue Todd McClay has announced his intention to clarify through legislation that bodies corporate will not be required to register for GST and file returns, thereby aligning them with the rules for other residential property owners.

ASX: Market risk to the downside in GDP data

By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) Firm but quiet looks like being a reasonable description of early stock market trading.

FBT rate for low-interest loans to rise

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has announced the new prescribed interest rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest loans provided by employers will be 6.13% from 1 July 2014. The previous rate was 5.90%.

Oily Rag: Cold weather brings out the bubble wrap

By Frank and Muriel Newman The winter chill is setting in so it’s not surprising oily raggers are turning their attention to cheaper heating costs.

Tax Simplification Panel to give Kiwis a say

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has announced the establishment of the Taxpayer’s Simplification Panel to give New Zealanders a voice in simplifying, modernising and transforming the way we pay tax.

IRD warns of fraudulent tax agent callers

Inland Revenue is warning its customers to beware of fraudulent tax agents who claim to work on its behalf to ensure people receive their tax refund.

US tax law to take effect in New Zealand

New Zealand banks are moving to implement their obligations under the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Tax agreement with Viet Nam now in force

New Zealand's new double tax agreement with Viet Nam has now come into force, Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.

Tax Bill gives greater clarity to tax rules

An omnibus tax bill introduced today by Revenue Minister Todd McClay proposes changes to bring greater clarity to the tax rules and make them easier for businesses and other taxpayers to understand and comply with.

Draft minimum requirements 'give taxpayers more certainty'

Inland Revenue (IR) today released its draft minimum requirements for special purpose financial statements.

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