New Zealand


  • Service: Tax
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 19/04/2010

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Submission – IRD interpretation: deductibility of expenditure incurred in borrowing money 

While KPMG strongly support Inland Revenue providing further clarity on this area of tax law, we are concerned with aspects of their analysis.

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In particular, we consider the proposed interpretation of expenditure incurred “in borrowing money” is too narrow and will result in an unreasonable reduction in the type of costs that should be deductible under section DB 5 of the Income Tax Act 2007.


We also do not agree with the analysis around the deductibility of premiums on life insurance policies used as security for borrowing purposes (which under Inland Revenue’s view in the statement are non-deductible). 


If you have any questions on the above, please speak to your usual KPMG advisor, or contact Paul Dunne or John Cantin.

Tax submissions - Submissions on draft tax legislation, Government discussion documents and issues papers, & various tax interpretation statements released by the New Zealand Inland Revenue. 
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