Tax realities could stem the flood of American immigrants

In the wake of Donald Trump emerging as the president-elect of the United States, New Zealand has experienced a massive upswell in interest from Americans considering emigration to this country. However, emigration is not a trivial matter made on the spur of the moment; in addition to the upheaval of family, friends and professional networks, … Continue reading “Tax realities could stem the flood of American immigrants”

Changes to the provisional tax rules a step closer

The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Bill has passed through Parliament and now awaits Royal assent. This Bill introduces new rules to tighten foreign trust disclosures, changes to the provisional tax rules and a number of tax simplifications for businesses. A key compliance issue for many taxpayers is calculating and paying … Continue reading “Changes to the provisional tax rules a step closer”

Service performance reporting for charities

Background – impetus for service performance reporting There are approximately 28,000 registered in NZ (one of the highest ratios per capita in the world). These charities are managing over $50 billion in assets and have a combined income of approximately $17 billion. A key question that has arisen with policymakers is how do stakeholders (funders, … Continue reading “Service performance reporting for charities”

No surprise tax announcements

Yesterday Minister of Finance Bill English announced the 2016 Budget with the four main areas of focus being science and innovation, public infrastructure, social investment for the vulnerable and healthcare. Many feel it is a case of “steady as she goes” with an election next year. On the tax front, there were no surprise announcements … Continue reading “No surprise tax announcements”

Crowe Horwath NZ appoint to government panel

Crowe Horwath has been appointed as a panel member in the All of Government (AoG) Consultancy Services Solution for Businesses. Membership of this panel confirms that we offer good value-for-money and high quality consultancy services to government and local government agencies. For more information please contact Mike Brunner or visit the AoG website.