Vol 9 No 3
Issued
01 Mar 1997

TIB - March 1997

Legislation and determinations

  • National standard costs for specified livestock – 1997
  • Plant trolleys – Depreciation Determination DEP23
  • Horizontal direction drilling machines – Depreciation Determination DEP24
  • Mulchers (commercial) – draft provisional depreciation determination
  • FBT prescribed interest rate reduced to 10.0%

Binding rulings

  • GST: subdividers’ payments of financial contributions to local authorities as a condition of the grant of a resource consent (BR Pub 97/2)
  • Assessability of payments under the Employment Contracts Act for humiliation, loss of dignity, or injury to feelings (BR Pub 97/3)
  • Assessability of payments under the Employment Contracts Act for humiliation, loss of dignity, or injury to feelings (BR Pub 97/3A)
  • Bank of New Zealand’s Capital Guaranteed Growth Fund (BR Prd 97/11)
  • Bank of New Zealand’s Capital Guaranteed Growth Fund (BR Prd 97/12)
  • Product binding rulings – updating under Taxation (Core Provisions) Act

Questions we’ve been asked

  • Goods and Services Tax Act 1985: Input tax deductions for finance lease financiers and the appropriate method for section 21 adjustments

Legal decisions - case notes

  • Judicial review - assessment under appeal: Miller & ors v CIR
  • GST – supply of taxis to relief drivers: TRA 96/046
  • GST registration – open market rental: TRA 96/126
  • Marketing and selling of timeshare holidays – not zero-rated: Malololailai Interval Holidays NZ Ltd v CIR