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The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association, along with other industry bodies, will always be very active in working with both Inland Revenue and politicians to ensure the best interests of the industry are being upheld.

Bloodstock taxation is a complex business, and it is essential to enlist the services of a qualified accountant to gain the most efficient outcome for breeders.

Thankfully, our industry has benefited from the wealth of experience and expertise of John Aubrey, the country's leading authority on bloodstock taxation. His books and guidelines have become a cornerstone for many accounting practices in their day-to-day operations with bloodstock clients.

Bloodstock Taxation in New Zealand (4th ed.) is the bloodstock industry bible for New Zealand. Written by New Zealand's acknowledged expert on the subject, John Aubery this book includes:

  • Commentary on the latest tax changes and Inland Revenue rulings
  • When does a breeding business commence?
  • Transfer of bloodstock into a breeding business
  • When bloodstock are "eligible" to be a breeding business
  • Bloodstock syndicates
  • Extensive coverage of geldings
  • GST, breeding and business syndicates
  • Summary of 30 tax cases highlighting breeding and racing issues
  • Numerous tax tips
  • New rules for non-resident owners
  • 49 chapters on every conceivable bloodstock topic

This edition is now out of print and we are working on an update to ensure it meets the current legislation requirements. 

Email us at: to be added to the list of people who will be contacted when we have a new edition.

Or use the form to the right and you will also be added to the list.

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