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Terms & Conditions


1 Interpretation
1.1 In these Terms unless the context otherwise requires:
  • "Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a statutory public holiday in New Zealand.
  • "Client" means a client of NZTTC paying provisional tax and using the Services provided by NZTTC.
  • "Client Associate" means any taxpayer that the Client has registered as an associate in the NZTTC Record System. Associates can only be entered or modified in the system by the Client and the Trustee to the exclusion of NZTTC.
  • "Client IRD Account" means the Client's individual IRD account. Details of this account may only be entered or modified on the NZTTC Record System by the Client and the Trustee to the exclusion of NZTTC.
  • "Client Bank Account" means the the Client's individual bank account held at a registered New Zealand bank.
  • "Client Interest" means the interest amount agreed between NZTTC and the Client for Tax Finance.
  • "Client Representative" means each employee, agent, Related Company, or contractor of the Client.
  • "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, as defined in section 3(1) of the Tax Administration Act 1994.
  • "Cut-off Date" means the date by which Deposits and Purchase Requests, Sale Requests, Transfer Requests or Tax Finance Requests must be received by NZTTC as notified by NZTTC on its website.
  • "Default" means an event listed in clause 15.1.
  • "Deposit" means a deposit made or to be made by or in respect of the Client to the relevant Trustee Account.
  • "Financed Amount" means the amount that is the subject of a Tax Finance Request.
  • "Finance Period" means the agreed period of time in relation to Tax Finance.
  • "Financier Interest" means the interest amount agreed between NZTTC and a third party financier for Tax Finance in accordance with the loan agreement with the third party lender.
  • "FeeGuard" means the additional interest payable on a finance request that entitles the holder to receive a pro-rata refund of the Client Interest paid for a Tax Finance in the event that the finance is not required to meet provisional tax obligations.
  • "GST" means goods and services tax chargeable, or to which a person may be liable, under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, and any penalties, additional tax or interest payable in respect of goods and services tax.
  • "IRD" means the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, constituted under section 5 of the Tax Administration Act 1994 (as amended).
  • "Losses" means all costs, losses, liabilities (including legal and other professional expenses and GST and similar taxes), claims, demands, damages, fines and penalties (including any consequential or indirect losses, economic losses or loss of profits).
  • "Monthly Processing Date" means the date set by NZTTC on its website by which the settlement of a Purchase or Sale must be processed. The Monthly Processing Date will generally occur on the 27th of each month.
  • "NZTTC" means The New Zealand Tax Trading Company Limited, company number 3584911.
  • "NZTTC Record System" means the web-based NZTTC system for recording Client information (including Tax Credits held by Clients in the Tax Pooling Account) and Trustee information and for administering NZTTC's tax pooling intermediary business.
  • "Provisional Tax Date" means the date on which a Client's provisional tax becomes due and payable in accordance with the relevant regulations and guidelines issued by the IRD and all such other dates notified by NZTTC or the Trustee to the Client from time to time.
  • "Provisional Tax Payment" means a payment of the Client's provisional tax that is due and payable in accordance with the relevant regulations and guidelines issued by the IRD.
  • "Purchase" means a purchase of Tax Credits from within the Tax Pooling Account by a Client from a third party seller via NZTTC.
  • "Purchase Request" means a request from the Client to NZTTC to make a Purchase, generally conducted online through the NZTTC Record System or via email.
  • "Related Company" has the meaning in section 2(3) of the Companies Act 1993 (read as if the expression "company" in that subsection included any body corporate).
  • "Refund" means a refund of a Tax Credit held on behalf of the Client in the Tax Pooling Account to the Client Bank Account.
  • "Refund Request" means a request from the Client to NZTTC to make a Refund, generally conducted online through the NZTTC Record System or via email.
  • "Sale" means a sale of a Tax Credit by the Client from the Tax Pooling Account to a third party purchaser as arranged by NZTTC.
  • "Sale Request" means a request from the Client to NZTTC to make a Sale, generally conducted online through the NZTTC Record System or via email.
  • "Services"means Deposits, Purchases, Sales, Tax Finance, Refunds and Transfers and includes all other services supplied by NZTTC to Client or any Client Representative pursuant to the Terms.
  • "Tax Acts"means the Income Tax Act 2007 and the Tax Administration Act 1994 (as amended) and any Acts in substitution thereof.
  • "Tax Credit" means a Deposit made that has been paid by the Trustee to the Tax Pooling Account, or other transfer into the Tax Pooling Account.
  • "Tax Finance" means the facility where a Client secures access to funding through Deposits NZTTC has arranged from a third party lender.
  • "Tax Finance Request" means a request from the Client to NZTTC to arrange Tax Finance, generally conducted online through the NZTTC Record System or via email to NZTTC.
  • "Tax Pooling Account" means the following IRD trust account established by NZTTC for the purposes of tax pooling under the Tax Acts that is held and operated by the Trustee: The New Zealand Tax Trading Company Public Trust Tax Pool Account IRD No. 108 364 947
  • "Tax Pooling Trustee Agreement" means the Tax Pooling Trustee Agreement between NZTTC and the Trustee dated 08 February 2012.
  • "Terms"means the terms of trade contained in this document and includes any schedules and appendices.
  • "Transfer" means a conversion of a Tax Credit to a Provisional Tax Payment by transferring that Tax Credit from the Tax Pooling Account to the Client IRD Account or other IRD account properly nominated by the Client.
  • "Transfer Request" means a request from the Client to NZTTC to make a Transfer, generally conducted online through the NZTTC Record System or via email to NZTTC.
  • "Trustee" means the Public Trust, a Crown entity established under section 7 of the Public Trust Act 2001, acting as a custodial trustee in accordance with the Tax Pooling Trustee Agreement.
  • "Trustee Account" means collectively, the bank accounts of the Trustee for the purposes of Deposits, Tax Finance, Purchases, and resident withholding tax. Those accounts and their details are restated below:
    • 1.1.1 Deposit Account - 03-0104-0190638-000
    • 1.1.2 Finance Account - 03-0104-0190638-001
    • 1.1.3 Purchase Account - 03-0104-0190638-002
    • 1.1.4 Client Settlement Account - 03-0104-0190638-003
    • 1.1.5 Refund Account - 03-0104-0190638-004
    • 1.1.6 Resident Withholding Tax Account - 03-0104-0190638-005
  • A reference to a "person" includes a corporation, association, firm, company, partnership, individual or government or local body.
1.2 Headings are used as a matter of convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms.
2 INCORPORATION OF TERMS
2.1 Terms of trade:These Terms apply in respect of every supply of Services by NZTTC to Client or any Client Representative.
2.2 Terms are paramount: The Terms are paramount and, to the extent there is any conflict between the Terms or other document relating to any Services (including any document produced by Client) the Terms will prevail.
2.3 Client bound: The Client will become bound by these Terms as soon as:
  • (a) The Client or a Client Representative signs or accepts online to these Terms; or
  • (b) The Client or a Client Representative requests Services; or
  • (c) NZTTC supplies Services to the Client or a Client Representative at their request.
3 SERVICES
3.1 Account: NZTTC, as a tax pooling intermediary for the purposes of the Tax Acts, has arranged for the Tax Pooling Account to be established for the purpose of tax pooling. The Tax Pooling Account can be used by the Client in accordance with these Terms in the following ways:
  • (a) The Client can make a Deposit;
  • (b) The Client can request a Purchase;
  • (c) The Client can offer to make a Sale;
  • (d) The Client can make a Transfer;
  • (e) The Client can request a Refund;
  • (f) The Client can request Tax Finance.
3.2 Services: NZTTC agrees to provide the Services to the Client in accordance with these Terms provided that NZTTC can refuse to provide a Purchase, Sale or Tax Finance in its total discretion by notice in writing to the Client and shall not be required to provide reasons for such refusal.
3.3 Monthly Processing: Requests to make a Purchase, Sale, or for Tax Finance must be received by NZTTC by the Cut-off Date. The Cut-off Date will be advertised on the NZTTC Record System and will generally be [5pm on] the 24th of each month (or Business Day preceding).
3.4 Sale and Purchase: The Client acknowledges and accepts that every Sale and Purchase transaction between NZTTC and the Client has a third party counter-party and any such transaction will be conditional on the counter-party meeting its obligations with respect to the transaction. In the event of the failure of such counter-party to meet its obligations with respect to the transaction:
  • (a) The transaction will be unwound; and
  • (b) NZTTC will not be liable for any losses suffered by the Client as a result of (a).
3.5 Resident Withholding Tax: The Trustee shall ensure that any resident withholding tax that is due and payable as a result of the provision of any Services, in accordance with any applicable statutes, is paid to the IRD unless an exemption certificate applies.
3.6 Interest and GST: The Services provided are generally exempt of GST. In the event that any Services do attract GST, this shall be added to the consideration payable in respect of the Services and paid at the time the consideration is paid. The Client acknowledges and agrees that any interest earned in the Trustee Accounts or the Tax Pooling Account will belong to NZTTC.
3.7 Non-income Tax: For the avoidance of doubt, the Services may be used by the Client for payment of any tax other than income tax that the IRD has authorised the use of tax pooling for its payment, as set out in statute.
3.8 Associated Entities:There is no limit to the number of associated entities the Client can include under its name on the NZTTC Record System unless NZTTC advises otherwise. The Client can elect in writing that any Tax Credits be transferred to such associated entities' IRD accounts instead of the Client IRD Account.
4 DEPOSITS
Procedure: The Client may make Deposits to the Trustee Deposit Account which shall be automatically transferred by the Trustee to the Tax Pooling Account and held on behalf of the Client as Tax Credits. The letters "NZTTC" and the Client IRD number shall be included as a reference accompanying payment. The Client indemnifies NZTTC and the Trustee for any costs, charges (including indemnity payments) or interest they may incur as a result of any Deposit not clearing.
4.1 Custodial Trustee: The Client acknowledges that Trustee is a custodial trustee and that:
  • (a) The operation of the Tax Pooling Account is not subject to the Commissioner's oversight or audit;
  • (b) The Commissioner has no liability for any loss related to the Tax Pooling Account; and
4.2
  • (a) NZTTC and the Trustee acknowledge and agree that Tax Credits in the Tax Pooling Account shall be held by the Trustee as custodial trustee for the Client that made the Deposit relating to the Tax Credit (or, in the case of Tax Finance, the third party lender unless and until they are to be transferred to the Client's name in accordance with section 7) in accordance with section RP18(2) of the Income Tax Act 2007 until they are dealt with in accordance with the provisions of these Terms.
4.3 Online Access:NZTTC will use its best endeavours to provide the Client with online access to the NZTTC Record System in so far as it relates to the Client, at all times.
5 PURCHASE
5.1 Procedure:The Client may make Purchases of Tax Credits from NZTTC which shall be transferred from the Tax Pooling Account to the Client IRD Account. If the Client wishes to make a Purchase, it shall complete a Purchase Request and submit this to NZTTC and such Purchase Request will be verified by NZTTC in line with NZTTC's web processes as amended from time to time. NZTTC and the Client will agree to a purchase price for the Tax Credits the subject of the Purchase Request. NZTTC will then confirm whether it has, or will have, sufficient available Tax Credits in the Tax Pooling Account to satisfy the Purchase Request. If, in the sole opinion of NZTTC, there are sufficient available Tax Credits to satisfy the Purchase Request, NZTTC will confirm the Purchase Request with the Client. On confirmation by NZTTC, the Purchase is binding on the Client (subject to the Trustee's approval in clause 5.3).
5.2 Payment: On confirmation of the Purchase Request, the Client shall pay the amount due for the Tax Credits the subject of the Purchase Request in cleared funds into the relevant Trustee Account by 10pm at least two business days preceding the Monthly Processing Date. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Monthly Processing Date is Friday 28th, payment must be made in cleared funds by 10pm Wednesday 26th.
5.3 Trustee Confirmation: Client funds paid into the relevant Trustee Account in accordance with clause 5.2 above will only be paid to NZTTC or by direction to a third party seller upon a valid Purchase Request being confirmed by the Trustee. Provided sufficient funds have been deposited into the relevant Trustee Account in cleared funds to pay for the relevant Tax Credits, the Trustee will confirm the Purchase Request.
5.4 Transfer: Pursuant to clause 5.3 above, upon the confirmation by the Trustee, unless otherwise agreed with NZTTC, all Tax Credits purchased will be immediately transferred from the Tax Pooling Account to the Client IRD Account.
5.5 Irrevocable: A Purchase Request is irrevocable once submitted to NZTTC unless and until the following two conditions are met:
  • (a) The Client has made an error and does not require the tax subject to the Purchase Request; and
  • (b) NZTTC agrees to the Purchase Request being revoked.
6 SALE
6.1 Procedure: The Client may make a Sale of Tax Credits which shall be transferred from the Client's name in the Tax Pooling Account to NZTTC's name for on transfer to a third party purchaser's IRD account. If the Client wishes to make a Sale, it shall complete a Sale Request and submit this to NZTTC and such Sale Request will be verified by NZTTC in line with NZTTC's web processes as amended from time to time. The sale price for the Tax Credits the subject of the Sale Request will be calculated according to NZTTC's standard rates set out on the NZTTC website at the time ownership of the Tax Credits is deemed to pass unless otherwise agreed. NZTTC will then confirm whether there is a willing end purchaser for the Tax Credits from NZTTC to satisfy the Sale Request. If, in the sole opinion of NZTTC, there is a willing end purchaser to satisfy the Sale Request, NZTTC will confirm the Sale Request with the Client. The Sale Request may be confirmed in whole or in part. On confirmation by NZTTC, the Sale is binding on the Client (subject to the Trustee's approval in clause 6.2).
6.2 Trustee Confirmation: Provided sufficient funds have been deposited into the relevant Trustee Account in cleared funds to pay the purchase price for the relevant Tax Credits, the Trustee will confirm the Sale Request.
6.3 Transfer: Pursuant to clause 6.2 above, upon the confirmation by the Trustee, ownership of the Client's Tax Credits in the Tax Pooling Account the subject of the Sale will pass from the Client to NZTTC. However, for the purposes of clause 6.1 ownership will be deemed to have passed:
  • (a) on any date determined by NZTTC that is within three months after such Tax Credits were Deposited by the Client; or
  • (b) on any date later than three months after such Tax Credits were Deposited by the Client as agreed between NZTTC and the Client.
The sale price calculated or agreed for the Sale shall be transferred by the Trustee from the relevant Trustee Account to the Client Bank Account the same day the transfer is confirmed by the Trustee. Proceeds from the Sale can be paid to the Client Bank Account or by cheque at the option of the Client.
6.4 Irrevocable: A Sale Request is irrevocable once submitted to NZTTC unless and until the following two conditions are met:
  • (a) The Client has made an error and requires the tax subject to the Sale Request for its own purposes; and
  • (b) NZTTC agrees to the Sale Request being revoked.
6.5 Interest: The Client acknowledges that where it instructs NZTTC to transfer any Tax Credits by way of a Sale, the purchase price will include an element of interest on which resident withholding tax will be deducted, but no interest will be payable to it in respect of the proceeds of the Sale of those transferred Tax Credits for any period after the date of transfer.
6.6 Sales: The Client must ensure Tax Credits the subject of a Sale Request by the Client are free from any charge or obligation.
7 TAX FINANCE
7.1 Procedure: The Client may submit a Tax Finance Request which shall be verified by NZTTC in line with NZTTC's web processes as amended from time to time. NZTTC can, at its sole discretion, confirm the Tax Finance Request. On confirmation, the following provisions apply:
  • (a) NZTTC shall arrange for a third party lender to make a Deposit of the Financed Amount (less Financier Interest) into the relevant Trustee Account to be made available to the Client;
  • (b) The Client shall make a Deposit of the Client Interest into the relevant Trustee Account;
  • (c) Trustee shall then transfer the full Financed Amount to the Tax Pooling Account to be held as Tax Credits in the name of the third party lender but to be made available to the Client and NZTTC in accordance with these Terms. The difference between the Client Interest and the Financier Interest shall be held to the account of NZTTC in the Trustee Accounts;
  • (d) By the end of the Finance Period, unless otherwise agreed with NZTTC, the Client shall Deposit the full Financed Amount to the relevant Trustee Account and, on confirmation by the Trustee that such Deposit has been received in cleared funds in the relevant Trustee Account:
    • (i) Unless otherwise agreed with NZTTC, the Tax Credits referred to in clause 7.1(c) shall be transferred into the Client's name and thereafter be available to be Transferred to the Client IRD Account; and
    • (ii) The Financed Amount in the relevant Trustee Account shall be paid by the Trustee to the third party lender in satisfaction of the loan.
  • (e) If payment is not made by the end of the Finance Period the provisions of clause 7.4 apply.
7.2 Tax Finance Requests: Tax Finance Requests must be received by NZTTC from the Client at least two Business Days prior to the Provisional Tax Date that the Tax Finance Request relates to. If and when a Tax Finance Request has been accepted by NZTTC and such acceptance has been communicated to the Client, the Tax Finance Request is binding on the Client.
7.3 Excess Provisional Tax: To the extent the Client does not require all the Tax Credits referred to in clause 7.1(c) above for payment into the Client IRD Account, any extra Tax Credits can remain in the Tax Pooling Account and TTL will provide a rebate to the Client on a pro-rata basis (in the form of a refund) of the Client Interest paid under clause 7.1(b) above where the feeGuard option has been taken up. If feeGuard was not taken up at the time the finance was put in place there is no rebate payable.
7.4 Payment: The Client shall pay the Financed Amount by the end of the Finance Period. If the Client does not pay the Financed Amount by the end of the Finance Period (and in the absence of any other agreement between the Client and NZTTC), the Client will be deemed to have forgone their entitlement to the Tax Credits the subject of the Tax Finance, which shall remain with the third party lender. For the avoidance of doubt, no rebate referred to in clause 7.2 above will be payable in such case. NZTTC reserves the right to pass on any additional costs to the Client that arise as a result of the Client's failure to pay.
7.5 Trustee: NZTTC and the Trustee shall ensure that all Tax Finance Requests that have been accepted are matched by Tax Credits in the Account exclusively for the purpose of this finance arrangement.
8 TRANSFER
8.1 Procedure: The Client may make a Transfer in which Tax Credits held in the Tax Pooling Account on behalf of the Client will be transferred to the Client IRD Account (or other such nominated IRD account) for a Provisional Tax Payment. The following provisions apply to a Transfer:
  • (a) The Client shall submit a Transfer Request which shall be verified by NZTTC in line with NZTTC's web processes as amended from time to time;
  • (b) NZTTC shall instruct the Trustee to advise IRD of a Transfer Request within five Business Days of confirming the Transfer Request with Client.
8.2 Associates: A Transfer Requests can be made by Client to any Client Associate and the provisions of clause 8.1 shall apply with all necessary amendments.
8.3 Delay: Neither NZTTC nor the Trustee will be liable for any delay or refusal by IRD to process a Transfer.
9 REFUNDS
9.1 Procedure: The Client may at any time request a Refund whereby Tax Credits held in the Tax Pooling Account on behalf of the Client will be refunded by IRD to the relevant Trustee Account to be on paid by the Trustee to the Client. The following provisions apply to a Refund:
  • (a) The Client shall submit a Refund Request which shall be verified by NZTTC in line with NZTTC's web processes as amended from time to time;
  • (b) NZTTC shall instruct the Trustee to advise IRD of a Refund Request within 24 hours of confirming the Refund Request with the Client; and
  • (c) The Trustee shall pay to the Client Bank Account the amount received from IRD on receipt of the funds.
10 OBLIGATIONS
10.1 NZTTC Obligations: NZTTC acknowledges and agrees that it shall use its best endeavours to:
  • (a) Maintain and operate systems to provide Services effectively and to protect the Client's personal information;
  • (b) Provide the Services within agreed time frames
  • (c) Provide the Services with reliability, care and skill;
  • (d) Advertise the Cut-off Date on the NZTTC Record System.
10.2 Client Obligations: The Client acknowledges and agrees that it shall:
  • (a) Ensure its accountant has authority to bind the Client where it is the Client's accountant giving instructions and requests;
  • (b) Follow NZTTC directions regarding the use of the Services;
  • (c) Meet the NZTTC Cut-off Date as advertised on the NZTTC Record System;
  • (d) Ensure all information provided to NZTTC is correct and complete;
  • (e) Ensure that the Services are only used for the Client's internal business use;
  • (f) Ensure that the Services are not used to:
    • (i) operate another tax pool;
    • (ii) re-sell Tax Credits; or
    • (iii) otherwise provide a third party with Tax Credits,
    • without the written consent from NZTTC; and
  • (g) Comply with all laws applicable to the use and operation of the Services.
10.3 Trustee obligations under the Tax Pooling Trustee Agreement: The Trustee has obligations as a custodial trustee under the Tax Pooling Trustee Agreement with NZTTC.
11 REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES BY NZTTC
10.3 11.1 NZTTC represents and warrants that:
  • (a) It has validly established the Tax Pooling Account, with the IRD's approval, pursuant to the relevant sections of the Tax Acts and on the basis that the Trustee has the sole right to make any request or to give instructions to the IRD in respect thereof;
  • (b) It is not aware of any matter which may cause the IRD to wind up the Tax Pooling Account under section 15T(2) of the Tax Administration Act;
  • (c) It is a company duly incorporated and validly existing under the laws of New Zealand;
  • (d) None of its directors are discharged or undischarged bankrupts, nor have they been convicted of any dishonesty offences;
  • (e) All of its directors are otherwise eligible to be company directors;
  • (f) No Terminating Event (as defined in clause 16.1) has occurred and remains unremedied or will result from its entry into this Agreement; and
  • (g) It will not create any security interest in the Trustee Accounts or the Tax Pooling Account or any credit balances therein.
12 INDEMNITY
12.1 Indemnity: Without limiting any rights or remedies of NZTTC or the Trustee, the Client indemnifies NZTTC and the Trustee, as a continuing indemnity, against all Losses of NZTTC and the Trustee arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection with, a breach by the Client of these Terms.
13 CONFIDENTIALITY
13.1 Permitted Use of Information: NZTTC reserves the right to use information acquired about the Client in its communication with the IRD, as required by the Tax Acts. Notwithstanding the preceding, NZTTC will not disclose details regarding the Client unless required to do so by law or requested by the Client.
13.2 Client Obligations: The Client must keep confidential any information it receives from NZTTC or the Trustee which a reasonable person would expect to be confidential or commercially sensitive, including, without limitation, any pricing, processes, legal relationships or software design information. The Client may only disclose confidential or commercially sensitive information if required to by law and after having given NZTTC and the Trustee prior notice.
14 LIABILITY
14.1 No liability for consequential loss: Neither NZTTC nor the Trustee shall be liable in connection with a claim by the Client for any indirect or consequential loss or for any loss of revenue, profits, goodwill, business or anticipated business, anticipated savings or for any business interruption, loss of data, or other indirect or consequential loss or damage whether or not that los was, or ought to have been, contemplated by NZTTC or the Trustee.
14.2 Trustee and IRD: NZTTC will use its best endeavours to ensure the performance of obligations by the Trustee. However, NZTTC will not be liable for any costs or losses of whatever nature that are attributable to, whether fully or partially or directly or indirectly, the actions of IRD or the Trustee including without limitation:
  • (a) consequential or special losses;
  • (b) incidental or exemplary losses;
  • (c) damages or expenses; or
  • (d) loss of profits or opportunities.
14.3 Trustee limitation of liability: The Trustee acts solely as custodial trustee in respect of the trusts established under the Terms. The liability of the Trustee shall at all times be limited to the assets for the time being of the trusts established under the Terms, and shall never be personal.
14.4 Late Requests: Neither NZTTC nor the Trustee will be liable for the consequences of any requests by the Client received after the Cut-off Date, whether or not this is due to difficulties with the server provider or software of NZTTC, the Trustee or the Client or otherwise.
14.5 Disallowed and Delayed Tax Transfers: NZTTC or the Trustee will not be liable for:
  • (a) losses due to the IRD disallowing a Transfer where the Commissioner considers that the request for the Transfer is made for the purpose or effect of tax avoidance; or
  • (b) losses or costs due to IRD making a Transfer at an effective date later than that requested by the Client. Where the Client has acted in good faith NZTTC will use reasonable endeavours to unwind the transaction for the Client.
15 DEFAULT
15.1 Default: A Default occurs if any one or more of the following occurs:
  • (a) The Client fails to perform any of its obligations under any these Terms (including failure to make payment on due date).
  • (b) The Client becomes insolvent or is adjudicated bankrupt or an application is made for its liquidation or a liquidator or receiver is appointed in respect of its assets.
  • (c) The Client enters into, or is likely to enter into, any composition or arrangement with its creditors.
  • (d) The Client no longer carries on business or threatens to cease carrying on business.
  • (e) Any other event which NZTTC considers may materially adversely affect the ability of the Client to perform any of its obligations under these Terms.
  • (f) The Trustee or NZTTC defaults in the observance or performance of any obligation or undertaking contained or implied in these Terms and if the default is able to be remedied, is not remedied within 10 Business Days of the Trustee or NZTTC (as the case may be) becoming aware of it.
16 TERMINATING EVENT
16.1 Terminating Event: A Terminating Event occurs if any one or more of the following occurs:
  • (a) There is a change in Trustee without the consent of the Client or the Trustee from time to time ceases to be a “Crown Entity” as defined in the Crown Entities Act 2004, or ceases to be a similar entity under any replacement legislation;
  • (b) The Trustee is insolvent or unable to pay its debts or any step is taken for its dissolution;
  • (c) The authorisation from the Commissioner to operate the Tax Pooling Account as contemplated by these Terms is withdrawn;
  • (d) A Default occurs that is not remedied within 30 Business Days.
16.2 Enforcement upon Terminating Event: If a Terminating Event occurs, NZTTC may, at its option, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies, do any one or more of the following:
  • (a) require all moneys outstanding to be immediately due and payable;
  • (b) suspend these Terms in which case the NZTTC shall not be obliged to perform any of its obligations under these Terms during the period of suspension. Any suspension shall not prevent NZTTC from terminating these Terms during the period of suspension; or
  • (c) terminate these Terms.
17 GENERAL
17.1 Severability: If any provision of these Terms is or becomes unenforceable, illegal or invalid for any reason it shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms without affecting the validity of the remainder of these Terms and shall not affect the enforceability, legality, validity or application of any other provision of these Terms.
17.2 Notice provisions: Any notice to be given by a party to the other shall be in writing and shall be given by:
  • (a) personal delivery to the address provided below;
  • (b) mailing by pre-paid post to the address provided below, and shall be deemed to be given two days after the date of mailing; or
  • (c) facsimile transmission, and shall be deemed to be given at the time specified in the facsimile transmission report of the facsimile from which the transmission was made which evidences full transmission, free of errors, to the facsimile number of the party given notice, to the address or facsimile number specified below or to such other address or number as is notified in writing by a party to the other.
  • For the purposes of this clause, the address details of NZTTC are:
  • Attention: Josh Taylor
    • Level 1, 2-8 Osborne Street
    • Newmarket
    • Auckland
    • Fax: +64 9 973 5046
17.3 Force majeure: No party shall be liable for any failure or delay in complying with any obligation imposed on that party under these Terms if:
  • (a) the failure or delay arises directly or indirectly from a cause reasonably beyond that party's control and not due to the default or insolvency, or an intentional act or omission, of that party;
  • (b) that party, on becoming aware of the cause, promptly notifies the other party in writing of the nature and expected duration of, and the obligation affected by the cause; and
  • (c) that party uses its reasonable endeavours to mitigate the effect of the cause on that party's obligations and to perform that party's obligations on time despite the cause,
  • but nothing in this clause shall excuse a party from any obligation to make a payment when due under these Terms.
17.4 Amendment: NZTTC may vary these Terms at any time by one months' notice in writing to the Client provided that NZTTC shall not amend this clause 17.4.
17.5 Assignment: The Client may not assign all or any of its rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of NZTTC.
17.6 Waiver: The rights, powers, exemptions and remedies of NZTTC shall remain in full force notwithstanding any neglect, forbearance or delay in their enforcement. NZTTC shall not be deemed to have waived any provision of these Terms unless such waiver is in writing signed by NZTTC or an authorised officer of NZTTC. Any such waiver, unless the contrary is expressly stated, shall apply to, and operate only in, a particular transaction, dealing or matter.
17.7 Errors or omissions: Clerical errors or omissions, whether in compilation or otherwise in any order, quotation, acknowledgement, invoice or other such documentation, are subject to correction by NZTTC.
17.8 Privacy Act: The Client authorises NZTTC to contact any credit agency, referee or any other source in order to check, exchange or provide information in relation to the Client and the Client authorises each such source to provide to NZTTC any information about the Client.
17.9 Relationships Nothing in the making or performance of these Terms creates the relationship of partnership, joint venture or agent and principal between the parties. The relationship between the parties is the relationship of independent parties contracting for goods and services.
17.10 No Tax Advice: NZTTC does not provide tax advice to the Client in connection with the Services provided under these Terms. The Client agrees that it is solely responsible for taking its own advice on the appropriateness of its acquiring the Services, its rights under these Terms and its tax affairs generally.
17.11 Business purposes: The Client acknowledges and agrees that it is acquiring the Services for the purposes of a business as defined in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and that the provisions of the Act do not apply to any Services.
17.12 Governing law: These Terms are governed by New Zealand law and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in respect of any dispute or proceeding arising out of any these Terms.