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Understanding the Commercial Production Rules in Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive
In 2019, the New Zealand government introduced the R&D Tax Incentive (RDTI) program, replacing the earlier Growth Grants initiative. The primary aim of RDTI is to encourage Research and Development (R&D) activities within New Zealand by offering financial support to eligible businesses. This support is intended to promote a more diverse and productive national economy. […]
Navigating cross-border related party borrowing rules in New Zealand
In this article, I will talk about the complexities of cross-border related party borrowing (specifically, the related-party loans between non-resident lenders and New Zealand resident borrowers) and the associated rules in New Zealand. I will simplify these rules by categorising them based on borrowing amounts below or above NZ $10 million and explore the application […]
Disposal of Land – to be taxed or not to be taxed? Part two
My first article on the various land tax provisions contained within the Income Tax Act 2007 (“the Act”) focused on the potential application of section CB 6 – land acquired with a purpose or an intention of disposal. This second article, in a series of six, moves on to what I consider is second in […]
Disposal of Land – to be taxed or not to be taxed? Part 1
In 2020, I published a series of articles that provide guidance on the potential application of the land taxing provisions contained within subpart CB of the Income Tax Act 2007 (“the Act”). Three years later, the most common questions I still receive from the outside world are related to land, and whether certain transactions or […]
Reducing your end-of-year tax bill
The end of the financial year is looming, and now is a great time to gather your records for your accountant and streamline your record-keeping process for the upcoming financial year. It’s important to understand the information that you must keep and provide to your accountant. Providing the correct information will make the account preparation […]