Monday, June 20, 2016

New Zealand


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Beautiful...almost like Middle Earth!

ndspinelli said...

The best mussels come from New Zealand.

AprilApple said...

Heaven. Want to get there and stay.

AprilApple said...

New Zealand Tax code:

As well as simplicity, our tax system has the major attractions of predictability, fairness and a minimum of loopholes. It’s also a relatively favorable tax environment for your earnings and assets. In fact, in 2014, the US-based Tax Foundation ranks New Zealand’s overall tax system as second in the developed world for its competitiveness - and top for its individual (i.e. personal) taxes.

Tax is a complex area, and this information is only a summary. For more detailed information you can seek professional advice
Key features

A big attraction if you’re considering living in NZ is the tax concession on overseas investment income & pensions that applies for your first four years of living here.

Key features of New Zealand’s tax system include:

no inheritance tax
no general capital gains tax, although it can apply to some specific investments.
no local or state taxes apart from property rates levied by local councils and authorities
no payroll tax
no social security tax
no health care tax, apart from a very low levy for New Zealand’s ‘accident compensation injury insurance scheme

Will you need to pay tax in New Zealand?

The short answer is ‘yes’. Income tax and Goods and Services Tax (GST) are how we fund services for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Lem said...

Sounds Iike a retirement paradise.

AprilApple said...

It's not easy getting in.

AprilApple said...

They don't want anyone moving there to live off their social benefits. or spoiling the place.... so it's tough to get in.

rhhardin said...

- Not a lot of successful comic book artists where I'm from.

- Where are you from?

- New Zealand.

- It's a beautiful place.

- You've been to New Zealand?

- No, but... [my daughter] makes me go see all the Hobbit movies, so...

- So, you know all about us and our ways.

People Places Things (2015)

rhhardin said...

Eagle vs Shark is a nice NZ romcom.

Better when thought back on than when viewed, sort of an overall effect.