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Name: Carl Brandt

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Web Site: http://www.bstax.co.nz/

Bio: Carl is a Principal at Brandt Segedin LP in Hamilton. Carl joined Beattie Rickman in 2002 after 23 years working for the Inland Revenue Department where he was a senior member of the technical and legal team. While at the IRD Carl advised and assisted National Office with tax policy. In addition he was sought after by many chartered accountants and lawyers to provide technical advice. Carl has in recent years assisted the IRD prepare their internal tax training packages and he also provides in-house training for a number of accounting firms. Carl was a Tax Manager in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Hamilton office until November 2008 when he joined Julie Segedin to form Brandt Segedin LP, as a principal. Carl enjoys using his experience to provide practical tax assistance to accounting practices nationally. Brandt Segedin LP is a tax practice based in Hamilton that specialises in providing effective and practical tax advice to accountants for their clients and other professionals nationally. Brandt Segedin LP assists over 250 firms through out the North Island and this number is growing weekly as more firms realise that Brandt Segedin LP gives more than just the right technical answer. Their real objective is to provide innovative solutions that help add value in a cost effective way. The practice comprises Carl Brandt and Julie Segedin, who combined have over 50 years of hands on tax experience, an essential ingredient in providing tax assistance. Address: Northend Law Offices, First Floor Cnr Bryant and Te Rapa Roads Hamilton Mailing: PO Box 27086 Garnett Avenue Hamilton 3257 Telephone: (07) 849 9720 Fax: (07) 849 9721 DDI Carl: (07) 849 9722 Cell: 027 561 6007

Posts by Carl Brandt:

    Tainted land – what other options now?

    September 7th, 2010

    The much heralded new associated person rules were introduced for land transactions from 6 October 2009.  There has been a plethora of commentary and articles on the new rules and it is not the intention of this article to add further to that body of work.  Needless to say however it is generally well accepted that the new rules are extremely wide, and difficult to break as far as establishing non-tainted entities for land developers, land dealers and builders (although not impossible in some circumstances, in the author’s opinion).  The purpose of this article is to instead explore the parameters of the exemptions available to land developers, dealers and builders.  In view of the fact that many clients who are in business as land developers, dealers or builders will be “tainted” under the new rules, perhaps now is the time to focus on other ways under the Act to avoid taxation on non-business land.

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    Penalty interest on breaking a fixed interest mortgage

    July 8th, 2009

    Mortgage “break fees” or “penalty interest” is a cost that has become more common place in the current economic times. With the recession starting to bite and with some taxpayers owing large sums to the banks on fixed loans with comparatively high interest rates, decisions about breaking the fixed-rate term to get lower rates have to be made. Invariably decisions like this come with a cost as banks want to be compensated for the loss of revenue that they would have received relative to the higher interest rate.

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