Tax Update Webinars

 February 2019 Webinar

February's Tax Update webinar will be presented by Carl Brandt  together with Julie Segedin and will be held on Friday 15 February from 10am until 11.30 am. 

Part 1 : Key Topics

  • Associated Person Rental Situations : Residential and Commercial                                                 

    •  When do you need to charge market value?
    •  What are the rules around claiming losses including new ring fencing rules?
    •  What legitimate options are there and what would IRD view as tax avoidance?
  • GST on Merchant Fees / Credit Card Charges

    • What are differences between these charges? 
    • What ones are financial services - or not? 
    • How does GST apply? 

Part 2 : From Across Our Desks

  • Change proposed to definition of settlor for trust purposes - why and what is the significance of this?

  • LTC rental properties - switching shares from 99/1, Bright-line issues

  • Assets on hand when GST registration cancelled by IRD that are later sold

  • Amalgamating companies to soak up losses - traps to watch for

  • Apportioning RWT to match interest accrued in prior years

Part 3 : IRD Audit Trends and Issues

  • Shortfall Penalties Recap

  • Bright-line Audits

  • And any other issues which come up between now and then




Polson Higgs , professional training providers,administer the Tax Update Webinars on our behalf. Invitations to our tax updates will come into your mailbox under the Polson Higgs Training banner. Discounts apply for our associates, so make sure you choose the discounted option when registering.

If you would like to know more about registering for our Tax Update Webinars, contact Maggie Burgess at


Webinar Dates for 2019

Planned dates for our 2019 Tax Update Series are as follows:

February 15th
March 15th
April 12th
May 17th
June 14th
July 19th
August 16th
September 13th
October 18th
November 22nd

Webinars are a minimum of 1.5 hrs long.

Note : Carl Brandt co-presents the webinars in grey above with Polson Higgs presenting every alternate month. This allows us to offer relevant and up to date tax training every month for you and your staff.


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