Tax Basics for Newbies 2021 – All Parts (Webinar Series)

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Tax Basics for Newbies is a tax course intended for those in their first two years of practice.

Tax Basics for Newbies will provide coverage of the key elements of the income tax and GST regimes. This webinar series will comprise a total of 21 webinars.  Following the introduction, each webinar will explore another aspect of the New Zealand tax regime.  The course will cover assessable income, allowable deductions, residence and source, before considering the depreciation regime, financial arrangements and how foreign equity are taxed.  The income tax section will include consideration of how individuals, companies, trusts, partnerships, and look-through companies are taxed.  The series will finish with three webinars on the GST regime.

Upon satisfactory completion of this activity you will understand:

  • How New Zealand taxes residents and non-residents
  • The way New Zealand taxes different entities
  • How to identify supplies subject to GST and when they can be zero-rated
  • The extent to which input tax can be claimed and needs to be apportioned

Suited to:

This course is targeted at accountants in their first two years of practice and others wanting to brush up on their understanding of the principles underlying New Zealand’s income tax and GST regimes.


  1. Introduction
  2. Assessable Income
  3. Residence and Source
  4. Double Tax Treaties
  5. Annual Gross Income
  6. Allowable Deductions
  7. Specific Deductions
  8. Residential Land
  9. Financial Arrangements
  10. Foreign Equity
  11. Taxation of Individuals
  12. Taxation of Standard Companies
  13. Taxation of Trusts
  14. Taxation of Partnerships and Limited Partnerships
  15. Taxation of Look-Through Companies
  16. Provisional tax and withholding taxes
  17. Fringe Benefits
  18. Associated Persons
  19. GST Framework
  20. GST Output Tax
  21. GST Input Tax

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Stephen Richards is the National Technical Director of Tax Advisory for Findex/Crowe, the largest accounting firm in New Zealand specialising in the SME/HNWI space.

Stephen has been practising in tax advisory for 20 years and is a sought-after speaker on tax topics, including for CCH and TEO Training courses and lecturing at the University of Otago.

Stephen is renowned for making complex topics understandable.

  • Part 16: Provisional tax and withholding taxes
    26 January 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Part 17: Fringe Benefits
    9 February 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Part 18: Associated Persons
    23 February 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Part 19: GST Framework
    9 March 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Part 20: GST Output Tax
    23 March 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Part 21: GST Output Tax
    6 April 2022
    11:30 am - 12:45 pm
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  1. Cindy Liang

    Hi there,

    Just hoping to know if I will get any notes/materials for each topic after registration?


    1. Rob McLennan Post author

      Hi Cindy,

      The slides to the webinars will be available 1 day before each one starts. Unfortunately the course does not come with a course book. You can access the recording for 12 months from the broadcast date in case you need to go back and review anything.

      Let us know if you have further questions.


  2. Cissy Qiu

    HI, can I purchase the courses that have already happened earlier this year? does that mean I get the recorded webinar? Thanks

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