The Business of Tax

There is the business of tax, and there are tax businesses. Tax Management New Zealand values our relationship with our tax agents and accounting firms – together we help build each other up. In the spirit of this collaboration, Tax Management New Zealand is bringing tax agents a series of 20 podcasts that explores questions around how to build a better advisory business in disruptive times.

Unquestionably we are living in a time of disruption, and it’s not just Covid-19 and a rapidly changing regulatory landscape. We have changes in client behaviour and needs, and advances in technology – such as real-time data – that are changing the advisory business landscape. We trust this podcast, and the experts we interview, will help you not only navigate but prosper through these times.

TMNZ has rounded up a group of experts in their field. They’re here to inspire, educate, and inform you on your business and tax.

Navigating the new top tax rate for business owners and the self-employed

The Labour Governments new top income tax rate over the $180k threshold has been introduced. Chris Cunniffe answers questions such as:

  • When the Labour Government imposes tax increases on the wealthy and high earners, such as this new tax rate, does it have a knock-on effect for businesses, the self-employed, the economy? Are there any broader implications?
  • If the Government fails to achieve its projected $550 million, what will happen? Can we expect them to lower the threshold?
  • Here is the perception that the wealthy get out of paying tax anyway. Won’t we just have more of the same?

And more.

Chris Cunniffe (TMNZ, CEO)

Terry Baucher (Tax Consultant, Baucher Consulting Limited)

Thought leadership

What is thought leadership and how does it work?

In this session, Terry discusses the concept of thought leadership, the influence it has had on his career, and his advice for smaller and larger firms on how to build this.

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