The knowledge and insight from NZ US Tax Specialists, demonstrating our understanding of complex tax issues and challenges facing our clients.

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...

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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 will...

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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...

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Let’s take a deep dive into KiwiSaver

Many countries develop and manage their tax policies to influence socio-economic behaviour. N.Z. is one such example. N.Z. has traditionally been slow to prepare its inhabitants for retirement. Other countries have had compulsory superannuation for decades, such as...

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2022 IRS filing season ends

The 2022 filing season finished yesterday, 17 October 2022. Below are some statistics from this year's filing season. These provide insight into the IRS' processing of U.S. federal income tax returns through the 2022 season. Data is from the midyear report by the...

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IRS sunsets foreign trust campaign

The IRS has completed its four-year foreign trust campaign. The campaign, launched on May 21, 2018, was one of six campaigns initiated by the Large Business and International (LB & I) units of the IRS. The crackdown on late foreign trust reporting to the IRS was...

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