Vol 7 No 10
Issued
01 Mar 1996

TIB - March 1996

Binding rulings

  • Investment Marketing Group’s Geared Equities Investment
  • Norwich Union Life Insurance (NZ) Ltd’s Income Protection Policy (Indemnity Cover)
  • Norwich Union Life Insurance (NZ) Ltd’s Income Protection Policy (Agreed Value Cover)
  • Norwich Union Life Insurance (NZ) Ltd’s Income Protection Policy (Business Expenses)
  • Debt forgiveness in consideration of natural love and affection

Policy statements

  • Qualifying companies with trustee shareholders
  • ACC employer premium - accounting for experience rating adjustments

Legislation and determinations

  • National standard costs for specified livestock - 1996
  • Yachts - depreciation
  • Shipping containers, and insulated containers, bulkheads and pallet covers - depreciation
  • Amounts owing to chemists by the Department of Health for prescriptions
  • Shearers’ tax-free allowances
  • Tomato graders - proposed depreciation rates
  • Fringe benefit tax - prescribed interest rate lowered to 10.4%

Questions we’ve been asked

  • Income Tax Act 1994 
  • Tax Administration Act 1994 
  • Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 

Legal decisions - case notes

  • TRA 95/75 & 93/76: Land sale on winding up proposed business not a taxable activity
  • Lockwood Buildings limited v CIR: Management fees paid to parent company - deductibility
  • TRA 94/80: Penal tax charged - whether amount excessive
  • TRA 94/47: Regular employee unloading containers under contract - employment status
  • TRA 92/159: Real estate salesperson - employment status
  • TRA 95/44: House built to run camping ground business - GST input deduction