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Discover a series of webinars presented by KPMG subject matter experts on key issues facing New Zealand businesses.

The information contained in our webinars is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavour to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act upon such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation

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R&D Tax Incentive | 6 July 2021

Our webinar discusses the Research and Development Tax Incentive and the recent developments around how businesses can go about claiming their credit. It was hosted by John van Bohemen (Director, R&D Services) and Poppy Crawford (Associate Director, Private Enterprise), joined by Cameron Tristram from Callaghan Innovation to share their perspective on assessments.

View the recording here. Passcode: KPMG2021R&D


New Zealand Budget 2021: Reset or React? | 21 May 2021

On 20 May 2021 the first Budget of the Labour majority Government was announced. Last year’s Budget was overshadowed by COVID-19 and the need to react at speed. That was a case of Government doing the heavy lifting, fiscally, as businesses held back. While the economy has regained some of its steam, the question remains – is this a Reset or (still) a React Budget? Listen to a group of KPMG thought leaders as they share their views alongside keynote speaker, the Hon David Parker.

View the recording here. Passcode: KPMG123!

Housing tax changes - what you need to know

The Government's latest housing policy announcements included some significant tax changes which will create more complexity and concern for many in what has already been a turbulent start to the year.  Watch our webinar where tax experts Darshana Elwela and Natalie Berkett will discuss these announcements in greater detail.

View the recording here. Passcode: Tax2021

FBT and the 39% tax rate - impacts for your business, 9 March 2021

One of the consequential impacts of the new 39% top personal tax rate is a new top FBT rate. In our webinar Rachel Piper, Tax Partner works through the impact of this FBT rate change, and what you need to be thinking about, including single versus multi-rate FBT calculations; the information you will need to comply; and tips and tools to help with your FBT calculations and filings. Rachel is joined by Jeremy Dobbie from Taxlab who shares insight into how businesses using their FBT software are preparing for the upcoming rate change.

View the recording here. Passcode: 4zYWnh1YD&

KPMG Australia’s retail virtual breakfast, 3 March 2021

KPMG Australia’s bi-annual retail virtual breakfast with special guest Andre Reich, CEO of the Australian discount variety store chain The Reject Shop.  Despite the uncertainty and challenges that lie ahead, retailers are not wasting the opportunity to rethink strategies, embrace the changes and build competitive advantage. One category that has seen tremendous growth is value discounting. Join us for a look at retail trends and a discussion into the future of the dollar store format.

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New 39% personal tax rate, 23 February 2021

With the dawning of a new tax year comes time for reflection and planning ahead. Foremost on many people’s minds will be the 39% top marginal tax rate from 1 April this year (and related changes). Have you thought through the potential impacts for both your business and you personally? Watch our webinar where Ken Stephens – Private Enterprise Partner, Geordie Hooft – Tax Partner and Natalie Berkett – Tax Director, discuss the immediate issues to consider in relation to the tax rate change and what you should be thinking about from a longer term perspective.

View the recording here. Passcode : @fc$mf^f4.

The intersection of ESG and Tax, 22 February 2021

Our KPMG Tax Governance Institute webcast in which a panel - comprised of the Global Head of Tax at Uber as well as senior KPMG Tax leaders from the United States and Europe - engage in a thought-provoking discussion on how tax is a key component of and interacts with a company's ESG programme.

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ESG: The time has come - The changing face of reporting in New Zealand, 16 December 2020

Our survey looks at trends in non-financial reporting data across organisations in New Zealand, with comparisons to global data across multiple sectors. In this webinar, KPMG subject matter experts discuss the survey results and highlight where we differ from our global peers - and where we need to close the gap.

View the recording here. Passcode : KPMGNZESG2020!

Welcome home – mind the tax, 17 November 2020

With New Zealand a relative oasis in the global COVID-19 pandemic, many expatriates are looking to return and others are looking to make New Zealand their new home. Alternatively, some may return or are planning to return for the summer, continuing to watch what's happening overseas, either looking to work in New Zealand temporarily or even work for their internationally headquartered office remotely. Whatever your circumstances, it is important to understand the tax consequences of your decision. Watch our webinar where Tax Partner, Rebecca Armour and Tax Director, Rebecca Simpson-Heine, are joined by Kea New Zealand's Global Director, Partnerships & Engagement, Mel Lim, discuss considerations for those looking to relocate to New Zealand.

View the recording here. Passcode : cHWR6E9k2=

Resetting New Zealand’s tax system for the post COVID-19 economy, 06 October 2020

To share his thoughts and National’s election tax policy, we were delighted to host Andrew Bayly, the National Party's Spokesperson for Revenue, Commerce, State Owned Enterprises, Small Business and Manufacturing as our keynote speaker for our webinar in October. The webinar explored whether a tax system “reset” is also required and, if so, what the future tax settings should look like.

View the recording here.

The Future of New Zealand – Special Guest Grant Robinson​, 9 July 2020

We explore what the future New Zealand economy might look like and what opportunities exist for New Zealand business as we move into the post-Covid business environment. Hear our KPMG experts together with special guest Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson share their views on how now is the time for New Zealand to rethink our position in the world post Covid-19.

View the recording here.

KPMG Agribusiness Agenda launch, 30 June 2020

This webinar launched our 2020 Agribusiness Agenda, Agenda Voices: Listening to diverse perspectives. This year’s Agenda explores the unique perspectives across our food and fibre industry, to identify the similarities and differences between different segments or ‘voices’ of the industry: Capital Providers, Educators & Scientists, Emerging Leaders, Farmers & Producers, Māori Leaders, CEOs & Business Leaders.

View the recording here. Audio only available here

Budget 2020: Positioning New Zealand for recovery, 15 May 2020

Our team hosted a New Zealand Budget 2020 webinar discussing social services, health, infrastructure, Māori, and a business view. If you missed the webinar, you can watch our recording here.

The ‘now normal’ future - Food and fibre in a world emerging from COVID-19, 7 May 2020

This webinar launched our insights document: The ‘now normal’ future: Food and fibre in a world emerging from COVID-19. KPMG’s New Zealand-based Global Head of Agribusiness Ian Proudfoot discusses the key themes from his latest insights document, exploring the changes we’re already seeing in the agri-food sector regarding consumer behaviours, the opportunities that inevitably arise from disruption, and how we now need to leave old views behind and act at pace to embrace the ‘now normal’ future ahead of us.

View the video recording here. Audio only available here.

Your journey to Cloud, 7 May 2020

Moving from the potential of Cloud to delivering the benefits is a journey. To deliver at pace, organisations will need a number of new capabilities. KPMG experts discuss building a Cloud-ready organisation, and explain how you can develop your approach to ‘nail it and scale it’.

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Digital - the new normal in a post COVID-19 world, 01 May 2020

KPMG Partners and Directors considered how digital will accelerate business in a post-COVID-19 world.

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COVID-19 Leaving lockdown, 24 April 2020

KPMG Partners and Directors discuss considerations for businesses at Alert Level 3. Joined by Anson Bailey, KPMG’s Head of Consumer and Retail ASPAC who shares lessons from how China has emerged from lockdown, before examining what is happening in some of New Zealand’s key export markets and what Kiwi businesses need to be thinking about as we ramp up production.

View the video recording here. Audio only available here.

Looking forward for technology leaders, 20 April 2020

A panel of Partners and Directors for KPMG’s IT Advisory team share their views on the impact of COVID-19 for New Zealand’s technology leaders as we move from a response phase to a change phase. The presenters share insights from recent Government data sets and provide guidance on business operations, projects and cloud and automation.

View the video recording here. Audio only available here.

Economic and financial reporting implications of COVID-19, 17 April 2020

Special guest Donna Purdue, Chief Economist - MBIE, discussed the current economic situation for New Zealand, followed by a group of KPMG Partners and Directors who shared their views and insights on the impact of financial uncertainty on directors’ duties and the proposed temporary relief under the Companies Act, and the financial reporting considerations and accounting challenges arising from COVID-19.

View the video recording here. Audio only available here.

Business implications of COVID-19, 6 April 2020

A group of our Partners and Directors share their views and insights on what New Zealand businesses need to be considering during these unprecedented times, discussing the following themes: cashflow and liquidity, funding and capital, preparing for transition and characteristics of a post-crisis business.

View the video recording here. Audio only available here.