Following the Christchurch earthquake, and concerns raised by clients we have recommended that gifts by way of verifiable goods and services qualify for the Part LD donations deduction in the same way as cash. We have made this by way of open letter to the Prime Minister, Commissioner and Minister of Revenue.
Owens Tax Advisors regularly present and provide public comment on topical tax matters.
Our principal, Jeff Owens is also an accomplished and popular public speaker on tax matters. If you would like to arrange for Jeff to comment on or prepare and present a lively discussion on topical tax matters, please contact us.
The following article sets out a real life case example of a taxpayer who:
- In good faith relied on an incorrect ruling from IRD in respect of his tax residence
- Was then subjected to significant cost in overturning a second IRD ruling, also incorrect
- Was then subjected to unsympathetic IRD debt collection procedures
We also remind taxpayers that they should not seek advice from Inland Revenue, and especially not in respect of tax residence.