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Whether you are a businessperson signing contracts and leases in the ordinary course of business, a property investor signing finance agreements with banks, a property trader, or a developer, you will no doubt want to pay as little tax as legally required and protect the assets you’ve worked so hard to attain. So how do you do this? Should ... Continue reading
It would be fair to say that everyone wants to pay as little tax as they are legally required to, and
everyone wants to protect the assets they have worked so hard to attain (e.g. family home, savings).
So how do you do this? Should you set up a company? A trust? Both? Neither?
The answer is asset planning, ... Continue reading
An October 2022 Stuff article revealed that the Tenancy Tribunal has been ordering landlords to lower the rent on their properties. As I see it, this is worrying evidence of unnecessary interference and creeping socialism, and it must be stopped.In his book The Theory of Moral Sentiments, famous 18th-century philosopher and economist, Adam Smith, proposed the idea of the ... Continue reading
I want to close the year by highlighting a couple of positive developments in the GST rules – one that came into effect earlier in 2022, and one that is proposed to come into effect from next year.Earlier this year a long-standing issue that prevented GST from being claimed on asset transfers within a group structure was resolved. To ... Continue reading
Keeping on top of the tax obligations for your business is obviously important. You want to make sure you pay the correct amount of tax, and pay it on time to avoid penalties with the IRD. This is not difficult, especially with the help of your accountant, but it does require a certain amount of admin. This is made ... Continue reading
The IRD have recently announced ways in which they can provide some relief for those hit by the recent adverse weather events. Although these measures are not new, it is useful to know about them and to be aware the IRD will actively consider application to those affected.Removing Penalties and InterestThe IRD charges penalties on late filing and late ... Continue reading
The shareholder’s current account (i.e. the net balance of funds introduced and withdrawn by the shareholder) is one of the most common things that our clients ask us about. The most frequent questions that we receive are: How did this occur? What does the movement between this year and last year represent? Why does the company owe me money? ... Continue reading
Filing tax returns for trusts is becoming more complicated, and trustees need to be aware of this. From the 2022 financial year onwards (i.e. year ending 31 March 2022), additional information must be included in a trust’s tax returns. None of this is particularly difficult, but gathering the information the IRD requires is going to be more time consuming than ... Continue reading
If you keep an eye on the media, you will have noticed over the Christmas break and into January a plethora of articles referring to the CCCFA. The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act was initially brought in back in 2005, but all the recent noise has been to do with amendments to the Act that came in on ... Continue reading
Many people who have bought an investment property over the past 12 months have been forced to buy a new build due to the government’s current rules:• Healthy Home requirements• Lower LVR for new builds (20% deposit rather than the 40% required for second-hand properties) • The ability to claim interest for 20 years from issue of the code compliance certificate (you can no ... Continue reading
If you are in business, have debt, or need to work to earn an income, you probably already know it’s a good idea to have risk nsurance (health, life, trauma, income protection etc.). What you possibly don’t know, is that you are likely entitled to claim for more things than you realise. But unless your broker points this out, ... Continue reading