GST and Property – All you need to know

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Business event located at The Orchard Business & Event Hub

We often lull ourselves into a false sense of security when dealing with GST. 

After all, New Zealand’s GST system is celebrated worldwide as ‘the model of simplicity’. However, the reality is that applying GST to land transactions is in fact something that clients, accountants and lawyers get wrong often, resulting in many otherwise unnecessary costs, losses and penalties. This course seeks to address this apparent knowledge gap, once and for all.

Topics include:

  • What is land?
  • What is a dwelling?
  • Principal place of residence – the latest from IRD
  • Buying and selling, including a bullet proof clause for use in buy/sell contracts to get the right answer
  • Selling along with other goods and services - including single or multiple supplies
  • Going concerns
  • Mortgagee sales
  • Taxable activity involving property
  • Change of use/mixed use under the old and new rules, including concurrent use
  • Areas with special rules
  • Associated person transactions, including group registration
  • Services connected with land and non-residents
  • Body corporates
  • Commercial dwellings, including retirement villages
  • IRD positions and recent cases

Ideal for:

  • Lawyers or legal executives involved in and advising on land transactions
  • Accountants advising on or preparing accounts and supporting client compliance in respect of property related activities
  • Property managers
  • Real Estate agents
  • Organisations (including non profit organisations) with significant land holdings.


Mike Brunner, Associate Partner - Tax Advisory, Crowe Horwath

Mike started working with GST from its enactment in 1985. He has continued an affinity with it ever since, observing and participating in its development across all sectors, public and private. Mike now leads the Crowe Horwath tax specialist team in Wellington.

Alex Davidson, Associate Partner - Tax Advisory, Crowe Horwath

Alex has broad experience advising on tax issues across a range of tax types and clients, from assisting corporates with transactions and structuring advice to guiding high net worth individuals and investment trusts in their tax obligations and compliance requirements.

Course fees

3 CPD hrs  $295 incl. GST – SPECIAL OFFER – 4 FOR THE PRICE OF 3

Sign four people up and the fourth goes absolutely free! Please ask for even more discounts for groups of five or more.


Resister online: GST and Property – All you need to know  
Contact: Rob McLennan on 03 467 7001 

Dates & Times

    7th August

Event Location

    The Orchard business & event hub