Income Tax Act 2007

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The incredible lightness of tax of being a charity

Blind Foundation bulldozes $8m Parnell house, creates carpark is an emotive headline from the New Zealand Herald published on 27 July 2019  that highlights the disconnect between registration as a charity and the tax benefits that flow from this, and highlights the reality that registration as a charity does not obligate a charity to distribute its … Continue reading

Spotlight on the “bright-line” test

The bright-line test came into force on 1 October 2015. When the legislation was at Bill stage it was signalled that the bright-line test was intended to come into force on 1 October 2015, as was the case. GG & GE Blackburn Trustee Limited (the Trustee) is the trustee of the Blackburn Family Trust (the Trust). On … Continue reading

Amendment proposed to distinguish between personal and trustee capacity

  The High Court decisions, Concepts 124 Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2014] NZHC 2140 and Staithes Drive Development Ltd v Commissioner of Inland Revenue [2015] NZHC 2593 have resulted in uncertainty surrounding the application of the voting interest test for corporate trustees .  See Corporate Trustee Associated for GST purposes In both cases, the … Continue reading