Tax Residency: IRD Interpretation Statement

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This newly published by IRD  Interpretation Statement explains the residence rules in the Income Tax Act 2007, and applies from 1 April 2014.  The analysis in this Interpretation Statement is in three parts. The first part (from [17]) deals with the rules governing the residence of natural persons (individuals), and discusses the relationship between those rules and the residence articles contained in New Zealand’s double taxation agreements (DTAs).

It also discusses the transitional resident rules.  The second part (from [308]) explains the residence rules for companies. It also explains the consequences of a company being a dual resident, and briefly discusses the relationship of the company residence rules to the controlled foreign company (CFC) regime. The final part (from [432]) of this Interpretation Statement deals with residence and the taxation regime for trusts.


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List of banks registered in New Zealand

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According to Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the following banks have been registered in New Zealand, as of November 2013:

ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited
ASB Bank Limited
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Bank of Baroda (New Zealand) Limited
Bank of India (New Zealand) Limited
Bank of New Zealand
Citibank NA
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Deutsche Bank AG
Heartland Bank Limited
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited
 JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
Kiwibank Limited
Kookmin Bank
Rabobank Nederland
Rabobank New Zealand Limited
Southland Building Society
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
The Co-operative Bank Limited
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking 
TSB Bank Limited 
Westpac Banking Corporation 
Westpac New Zealand Limited

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New Zealand second best place in the world to do business

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New Zealand has been named the world’s second best country to do business in, according to the annual list compiled by Forbes’ magazine.

Minimum financial reporting requirements for New Zealand companies

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Policy Advise Division of New Zealand Inland Revenue Department issues paper released last week seeks feedback on what the minimum financial reporting requirements should be for most small and medium companies. For more information see the media statement and the issues paper, Minimum financial reporting requirements for companies.

Inland Revenue releases tax avoidance Interpretation Statement

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Inland Revenue has issued its Interpretation Statement about tax avoidance following the public consultation period which opened in December 2011.

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