Trust law passes third reading

Trust law passes third reading

The Trusts Bill (290-3) that was introduced on 1st August 2017, has passed its third reading in Parliament. The Bill now awaits the Royal assent. The Trusts Bill will replace the Trustee Act 1956 and the Perpetuities Act 1964 to make trust law more accessible, clarify...
Budget Highlights 2019

Budget Highlights 2019

With the focus firmly on wellbeing measures, Budget 2019 made no new tax announcements. The following tax measures were already revealed in the pre-Budget announcements: GST on telecommunications, and repeal of racing totaliser duty. GST on telecommunications The...
Capital Gains Tax Ruled Out

Capital Gains Tax Ruled Out

The current Labour-led Coalition Government will not proceed with the capital gains tax recommended by the Tax Working Group. The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said that the three parties in Government had been “unable to find a consensus”. She expressed regret that...