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Changes to KiwiSaver Expected for 2019

The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill (“Bill”), introduced to Parliament in June 2018, could bring some interesting changes to KiwiSaver in 2019.

The Bill proposes to offer, “more choice for employee contribution rates …

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Issues Paper – Review of the Copyright Act 1994

At the end of November 2018 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released an Issues Paper focused on reviewing the Copyright Act 1994.  The Issues Paper is extensive, and raises questions around all aspects of the Copyright Act.  …

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Alternative Pricing Structures: Earn-Outs

You have found a buyer for your business (or a business you wish to acquire), but are having difficulty coming to a final agreement as to price.  In this situation, alternative pricing structures are worthy of consideration.  Following on from …

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Lane Neave office closure dates

Happy Holidays!

We wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable festive season.

Please note that our offices will be closed at the end of the working day on Friday 21 December 2018 and fully reopen Monday 14 January …

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Government’s use of Algorithms

In October 2018 the Department of Internal Affairs and Statistics New Zealand released their report into the use of algorithms by Government agencies.  The report finds that Government agencies are applying a range of safeguards and assurance processes in the …

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Regulating Cryptocurrencies in New Zealand

In September 2018 the Law Foundation published its report on cryptocurrencies.  You can access the report by clicking here.

The report is lengthy.  It canvases a number of aspects, in relation to both cryptocurrencies and blockchain more generally.  This …

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