Ngai Tahu Settlement

Doug Graham Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

SECTION 19: TAXATION MATTERS

19.1 GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

The parties intend that the Deed Redress be received by Te
Runanga or any Ngai Tahu Recipient without any obligation for Te Runanga or the
relevant Ngai Tahu Recipient to account to the Inland Revenue Department for any
GST. If a GST liability exists or arises, it is intended by the parties that no
net detriment or benefit should result to Te Runanga, to any Ngai Tahu
Recipient, or to the Crown. To this end the parties agree to the following, and
agree that the provision of any Deed Redress by the Crown to a Ngai Tahu
Recipient will be subject to the Ngai Tahu Recipient's agreement to the
following:

19.1.1 if the provision of any Deed Redress by the Crown to Te
Runanga or to any Ngai Tahu Recipient (or the payment of any indemnity payment
made under this clause 19.1) results in Te Runanga or any Ngai Tahu
Recipient being required to account for output tax (including any reduction of a
refund as a result of the absorption of input tax credits and including interest
or penalties for late payment of tax) as provided by the Goods and Services Tax
Act 1985, the Crown will indemnify Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient against
that GST liability (including any such interest or penalties) and, on the
Business Day on which Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient accounts to the
Inland Revenue Department for such output tax (or interest or penalties), the
Crown shall (subject to clauses 19.1.2 and 19.3) pay to Te Runanga or the
Ngai Tahu Recipient, an amount equal to the amount paid by Te Runanga or the
Ngai Tahu Recipient to the Inland Revenue Department in respect of that GST
liability (including such reduction in a refund and any such interest or
penalties);

19.1.2 if, for whatever reason, Te Runanga or any Ngai Tahu
Recipient obtains a refund or credit in respect of any output tax (or interest
or penalties) for which an indemnity payment is made by the Crown under
clause 19.1.1, or in respect of any provision of Deed Redress which was a
supply on which GST was not chargeable, then, on the Business Day following the
Business Day on which the refund is received or the output tax payment which is
reduced as a result of the credit is payable, Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu
Recipient shall pay to the Crown an amount equating to the refund or credit
together with any interest payable by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue on or
in respect of that refund or credit (less any income tax payable by Te Runanga
or the Ngai Tahu Recipient in respect of such interest); and

19.1.3 if Te Runanga or any Ngai Tahu Recipient:

(a) either:

(i) obtains a refund or credit in respect of any output tax in
respect of any provision of Deed Redress which was a supply on which GST was not
chargeable and pays to the Crown an amount equating to the refund or credit
together with any interest payable by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue on or
in respect of that refund or credit (less any income tax payable by Te Runanga
or the Ngai Tahu Recipient in respect of such interest); or

(ii) does not claim such a refund or credit but was entitled to
such a refund or credit;

(b) subsequently disposes of the property provided by the Crown
as Deed Redress to a person who is not a registered person for GST purposes;
and

(c) suffers a detriment as a consequence of accounting for GST
output tax in respect of the disposal from the consideration payable on the
disposal of the property,

then the Crown shall, upon request by Te Runanga or the Ngai
Tahu Recipient, reimburse to Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient the amount
paid by Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient under clause 19.1.2 or the
amount not claimed (as the case may be). In the event that only part of such
property is disposed of to a person who is not a registered person for GST
purposes in circumstances where this clause 19.1.3 otherwise applies, the
amount to be reimbursed by the Crown will be a proportion of the amount paid
under clause 19.1.2 or not claimed (as the case may be) equal to the
proportion of the property being disposed of.

19.2 INCOME TAX

19.2.1 Income Tax on Deed Redress

The parties intend that the Deed Redress be received by Te
Runanga or any Ngai Tahu Recipient without any obligation for Te Runanga or the
relevant Ngai Tahu Recipient to pay any income tax on that Deed Redress. If such
income tax liability exists or arises, it is intended by the parties that no net
detriment or benefit should result to Te Runanga, to any Ngai Tahu Recipient or
to the Crown. To this end the parties agree the following, and agree that the
provision of any Deed Redress by the Crown to a Ngai Tahu Recipient will be
subject to the Ngai Tahu Recipient's agreement to the following:

(a) if the provision of any Deed Redress by the Crown to Te
Runanga or to any Ngai Tahu Recipient (or the payment of any indemnity payment
made under this clause 19.2.1) results in Te Runanga or any Ngai Tahu
Recipient being required to pay income tax (including any income tax payable
subsequently as a result of the absorption of tax losses and including interest
or penalties for late payment of tax), the Crown will indemnify Te Runanga or
the Ngai Tahu Recipient against that income tax liability (including any such
interest or penalties) and, on the Business Day on which Te Runanga or the Ngai
Tahu Recipient pays to the Inland Revenue Department any amount on account of
such income tax (including any relevant instalments of provisional tax and
including any such interest or penalties), the Crown shall (subject to
clauses 19.2.1(b) and 19.3) pay to Te Runanga or the Ngai
Tahu Recipient an amount equal to the amount paid by Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu
Recipient to the Inland Revenue Department on account of such income tax
(including any such interest or penalties); and

(b) if, for whatever reason, Te Runanga or any Ngai Tahu
Recipient obtains a refund or credit which reduces an obligation of Te Runanga
or the Ngai Tahu Recipient to pay income tax in respect of any income tax (or
interest or penalties) for which an indemnity payment is made by the Crown under
clause 19.2.1(a) then, on the Business Day following the Business Day on
which the refund is received or on which an income tax payment is reduced as a
result of the credit, Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient shall pay to the
Crown an amount equating to the refund or credit together with any interest
payable by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue on or in respect of that refund or
credit (less any income tax payable by Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient in
respect of such interest).

19.2.2 Licence Fees

The parties agree that clause 19.2.1 will apply to
licence fees (but not interest) received by Te Runanga from the Crown Forestry
Rental Trust or the Crown relating to Licensed Land transferred to Te Runanga
under Section 7 (Transfer of Forestry Assets) if the licence fees are
received by Te Runanga within six months after the end of the tax year in which
they were paid by the licensee of the relevant Licensed Land, as if such licence
fees were Deed Redress provided by the Crown.

19.3 AGREEMENT TO PREVENT AND MINIMISE
LIABILITY

19.3.1 Reasonable Steps

Te Runanga undertakes to take reasonable steps in accordance
with New Zealand law to prevent and minimise any liability for GST or income tax
(or interest or penalties) to which clause 19.1 or clause 19.2
would apply and the provision of any Deed Redress to any Ngai Tahu Recipient
will be subject to the Ngai Tahu Recipient's agreement to take reasonable steps
in accordance with New Zealand law to prevent or minimise any liability for GST
or income tax (or interest or penalties) to which clause 19.1 or
clause 19.2 would apply.

19.3.2 Limit of Obligation

For the avoidance of doubt, the parties acknowledge that the
obligation imposed under clause 19.3.1 does not extend to:

(a) seeking or obtaining any binding tax ruling; or

(b) incurring any costs in respect of challenges to proposed
tax assessments unless the Crown agrees to reimburse the reasonable costs
incurred by Te Runanga or the Ngai Tahu Recipient in relation to items covered
by the Crown's indemnity, before any challenge is made.

19.4 EXTENT OF TAX INDEMNITIES

For the avoidance of doubt, the parties acknowledge that
clauses 19.1 to 19.3 apply only to the receipt by Te Runanga or
any other Ngai Tahu Recipient of Deed Redress (or indemnity payments) and do not
apply to any subsequent dealings or distributions by Te Runanga or the relevant
Ngai Tahu Recipient with such redress or any part of it.

19.5 STAMP DUTY

The Crown undertakes that, in the case of any Deed Redress or
any transfer of any property to Te Runanga under Section 4 (Transfer of
Commercial Properties - Not Subject to Deferred Selection), Section 5
(Transfer of Commercial Properties - Subject to Deferred Selection), Section
6
(Transfer of Farm Assets), Section 7 (Transfer of Forestry
Assets), Section 10 (High Country Stations) or clause 11.2
or clause 11.3, where an instrument of conveyance to the Ngai Tahu
recipient would be liable to stamp duty unless reliance can be placed on section
13(1)(a) of the Stamp and Cheque Duties Act 1971, the Deed Redress will be
transferred to the Ngai Tahu Recipient by the Crown itself so that reliance can
be placed on that exemption.

19.6 SPECIFIED PROPERTIES : GST

19.6.1 Definitions

In this clause 19.6 and in clause
19.7
:

Specified Property means a Settlement Property (as
defined in Section 8 (Transfer of Assets (General))), a Reselected
Property (as defined in Section 8 (Transfer of Assets (General))), the
Station Areas (as defined in Section 10 (High Country Stations)) or a
Tribal Property (as defined in Section 11 (Mahinga Kai - Transfer and
Vesting of Properties));

Terms of Transfer means the terms specified in this Deed
on which the Specified Property is transferred to, or vested in, Te
Runanga;

Transfer Value in respect of any Specified Property has
the meaning given to it in the Section of this Deed pursuant to which that
Specified Property is transferred to, or vested in, Te Runanga.

19.6.2 Payments are GST Exclusive

The Transfer Value payable by Te Runanga and other amounts
referred to in the Terms of Transfer are not inclusive of any payment on account
of GST and Te Runanga shall, subject to this clause 19.6, pay an amount
equal to the relevant GST in addition to the Transfer Value and any such money
or sums.

19.6.3 Crown to Furnish Tax Invoice

If the supply of any property or services is a taxable supply
under the Terms of Transfer, the Crown shall furnish to Te Runanga a tax invoice
for the GST amount payable and Te Runanga shall pay to the Crown such GST amount
on the earlier of:

(a) the day which is 5 Business Days prior to the last Business
Day of the month following the issue of the tax invoice; and

(b) the later of:

(i) the date on which the Transfer Value or other amount
payable by Te Runanga becomes payable; and

(ii) the day which is 5 Business Days after the issue of the
tax invoice.

19.6.4 Default GST

Where any GST amount is not so paid to the Crown in accordance
with clause 19.6.3, Te Runanga shall pay to the Crown:

(a) if the Crown has paid the GST, interest at the interest
rate for late settlement on the amount of GST reimbursement unpaid from the
later of the date on which the Crown paid the GST and the date on which the GST
amount was payable by Te Runanga under clause 19.6.3 until the date on
which Te Runanga pays the GST amount to the Crown; and

(b) if the Crown does not pay the GST when it falls due under
the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985, any additional GST, penalty or other sum
levied against the Crown under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 by reason of
non-payment of the GST payable in respect of the supply made under the relevant
section but not any such sum levied against the Crown by reason of a default by
the Crown after payment of the GST amount to the Crown by Te Runanga nor any
such sum levied against the Crown in respect of a default by the Crown occurring
during the period which ends 5 Business Days after the issue of the tax
invoice.

It shall not be a defence to a claim against Te Runanga for
payment of the above amounts, that the Crown has failed to mitigate the Crown's
damages by paying an amount of GST when it fell due under the Goods and Services
Tax Act 1985.

19.6.5 Supply of a Going Concern

If any transfer is a transfer of a tenanted property or of the
Station Areas (as defined in clause 9.1) then, unless otherwise expressly
stated, the parties agree that the supply is the supply of a going concern under
section 11(1)(c) of the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985 on which GST is
chargeable at zero per cent. If however, it subsequently transpires that GST is
payable in respect of the supply then the provisions of clauses 19.6.2 to
19.6.4 shall apply.

19.7 LOWEST PRICE CLAUSE

The Transfer Value for each Specified Property is the lowest
price that the parties would have agreed on for the Specified Property on the
basis of payment in full for the Specified Property on the date of transfer of
the Specified Property. On that basis, no income or expenditure arises under the
"accruals rules" as defined in section OZI of the Income Tax Act
1994.

19.8 NOT CONDITIONAL

Clause 17.1 (which provides that this Deed is
conditional on the Settlement Legislation coming into force) does not apply to
clauses 19.1 to 19.4 insofar as those clauses apply to the first
instalment of the Settlement Amount which is payable under clause
2.4.1
.