This month, Australia and New Zealand, along with nine other Asia-Pacific nations signed one of the largest and most progressive free trade agreements in history. The agreement opens up new trade opportunities for Aussie and Kiwi exporters and businesses, covering a market of 495 million people, or 6.8 per cent of world population. Signed onContinue reading
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Overseas investments such as foreign shares and managed funds held by New Zealand tax residents are generally taxed under the New Zealand foreign investment fund (FIF) rules. The FIF rules are specific to tax and the treatment adopted will not appear in the financial statements. When a taxpayer has investments which are subject to theContinue reading
A recent NZ Herald investigation which claims that foreign companies pay less than their fair share of tax in New Zealand is dramatic and headline grabbing. However, the full story is somewhat more nuanced and requires reflection on the realities of global business, writes Scott Mason. Not just in New Zealand, but around the world,Continue reading
A recent survey conducted by business advisory firm Crowe Horwath during the Southern Field Days asked farmers, rural professionals and others heavily involved in New Zealand agribusiness for their views on the industry’s key influences. Technology, farm management practices, favourable interest rates, improved rural connectivity and continued education and training were identified as the factorsContinue reading
“China is far from finished as a key driver of growth for the New Zealand agribusiness sector,” says Hayden Dillon, head of corporate agribusiness for Crowe Horwath. Despite recent negative market commentary coming out of China, Dillon, who recently toured our largest trading partner with the BNZ’s Port to Plate tour, was optimistic for theContinue reading