Transactions with Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Foreign Gifts

By Gina Gatchell, Director The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have issued proposed regulations concerning Sections 643(i), 679, 6039F, 6048 and 6677 of the Internal Revenue Code. These relate to transactions between U.S. persons and non-U.S....
Inland Revenue’s response to North Island flooding

Inland Revenue’s response to North Island flooding

Inland Revenue has made a statement today in relation to North Island flooding, which has primarily devastated pockets of its largest city, Auckland. The department advised tax agents that they are aware that many customers have been affected by the event and may need...
Season’s Greetings from NZ US Tax Specialists

Season’s Greetings from NZ US Tax Specialists

Trees That Count – paying it forwards by going back to our roots. We are grateful for your support this year. As a gesture of our gratitude, in December 2022 we donated 175 native trees to Trees That Count, a New Zealand registered charity. Every tree we donate...
Let’s take a deep dive into foreign trusts

Let’s take a deep dive into foreign trusts

Trusts are a way of life in N.Z. They are quintessentially used for a variety of purposes. Estate planning, asset protection, and wealth management are common examples. Whilst especially so for high-net-worth individuals and their families, trusts have formed part of...