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Tax - land transactions

Tax - land transactions
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Lawyers are the principal advisers in land transactions, and it is essential that you are up to date with the key tax matters to be mindful of with these transactions.

This webinar will highlight the most common tax traps encountered with land transactions and will help ensure that you are able to navigate your way through these issues for your clients.

In particular, this webinar will cover:

  • How the Bright-line rules work for taxing residential property sales
  • “Associated person” traps that can draw the proceeds of the sale of your client’s land into the tax net
  • When does the long stop 10-year rule come into play?

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will be able to:

  • Apply the Bright-line test properly.
  • Recognise and advise clients on common tax traps impacting residential and other land transactions.
  • Advise overseas clients on the correct tax procedure when selling residential land.

Who should attend

Family lawyers, property practitioners, residential conveyancers, tax lawyers, and trust and estate practitioners.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenter is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.00pm, Monday 11 April 2022
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Friday 8 April 2022

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Webinar 11 April
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Coleman James 2022 James Coleman
Capital Chambers, Wellington

James is a specialist tax barrister. He has been at the tax bar since 2006 and over the course of his career, appeared as counsel in over 135 tax cases. James is the author of Tax Avoidance Law in New Zealand and advises a broad range of clients from New Zealand and foreign insurers to individual taxpayers. He often provides advice in the land tax area, especially on residency issues and trust tax issues.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.
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