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Name: Carla Cross


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Bio: Carla Cross, BJuris BProc, MTaxS (Hons). Prior to her arrival in New Zealand Carla Cross was a director of a medium sized law firm and specialised in commercial and property law. She joined the IRD as an investigator focusing on tax avoidance and High Wealth Individual audits. Before exiting from government service she also held a role within the IRD’s legal technical services unit. Being a private practitioner at heart, she went back into private practice and worked with one of the top tax barristers in Auckland. In September 2008 she joined CCH New Zealand as Tax Team Leader. In 2011, she was appointed Editor-in-Chief (Tax & Accounting).

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    Accounting standards left trying to fix tax oddity

    August 30th, 2010

    In May 2010 the Taxation (Budget Measures) Act 2010 did away with tax deductions for depreciation on buildings with an expected life of 50 years or more. That in itself had many taxpayers and their advisors shaking their heads in dismay. However, imagine the impact it has on companies with large property portfolios. This latest amendment to the tax law has resulted in many companies having a deferred tax liability.

    The effect of these deferred tax liabilities is that companies’ accounts may not reflect a “true and fair view” and may be misleading for investors because even though it affects the net profit, it does not have any relevance to the performance of the company per se.

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    The 21st Century and Beyond!

    October 14th, 2009

    CCH has just published what is believed to be New Zealand’s first tax eBook: Tax Avoidance Law in New Zealand by James Coleman. This will be launched at the NZICA Tax Conference on Friday, where delegates will also be able to see an eBook demo. For those who are not familiar with eBooks (ie, most of us!), they are digital books that can be read on laptops, PCs, iPhones and eBook readers. As well as being highly portable, they allow users to carry out searches, add bookmarks and notes, and vary the text size.

    If you are attending the conference, come see our Representatives and have a look at the eBook!

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    CGT – on TV3

    August 18th, 2009

    Did you see Professor Craig Elliffe on TV3 yesterday morning? He was discussing the possibility of a CGT regime being implemented in New Zealand. Have a look at the TV3 interview:

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    Is CGT a four letter word?

    July 8th, 2009

    Even the government is not immune from the effects of the global economic recession, as evidenced by the Budget 2009. We have always been told that it would be political suicide for a party to introduce capital gains tax, but one has to wonder if there was ever a more convenient time for it to be introduced by the ruling party.

    The tax base is pretty comprehensive in New Zealand but there is a glaring omission when you compare it with other OECD countries and particularly Australia – the lack of a capital gains tax on real property.

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