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Published 16th September 2019 by RSM New Zealand Group

Make the most of the new RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Tax Incentive Program (R&D)

New Zealand’s recently introduced R&D Tax Incentive program offers some of the most generous
R&D funding benefits available across Asia Pacific. 

This tax incentive program will play a major role over the next 10 years in lifting New Zealand business R&D spend to an ambitious 2% of GDP (up from 0.63%) by the year 2030. It will also assist in countering the phasing out of the existing Callaghan Innovation Growth Grants due to end on 31 March 2021.

Published 25th February 2019 by nsaTax Limited

The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax regime. The Final Report is substantial at two volumes and 206 pages, 94 of which are dedicated to a discussion on a capital gains tax (CGT) regime.

Whilst there are some changes from the Interim Report released last September, the recommendations are substantially the same as those contained in that report. Interestingly, only eight out of eleven of the TWG members support the introduction of a comprehensive CGT regime.

Published 4th December 2018 by Anonymous

Most businesses serving food, in one way or another, were supposed to have registered under the Food Act before 31 March 2018.

Published 4th December 2018 by Anonymous

There’s more information on all these points below, but if you’re short on time, here’s a summary:•You need to pay tax on all your jobs.

Published 3rd December 2018 by Anonymous

ACC levies are separate from general tax, and cover the cost of injuries caused by accidents.