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As I write, interest rates are rising and property values are falling. While for many, all they can see is unending doom and gloom, in this article I take a closer look at what it really means for property investors. Firstly, we’ve seen this all before, although admittedly it has been a while since the last downturn. Increasing interest rates ... 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
Almost a year to the day since the Government announced rules to eliminate tax deductions on interest for property investors, the legislation has all but reached its final destination. In the last two weeks the Select Committee report on the first draft of the legislation has been released and amendments have been made to the first draft reflecting these ... Continue reading
One of the confusing things I speak to clients about is the types of tax they have to pay that are related to their income: •Income tax•Residual tax •Provisional tax •Terminal tax It can be hard to get your head around what each type of tax is and when it’s due, as there seem to be so many that fall under the umbrella ... Continue reading
In January, GRA’s Professional Trustee team wrote a blog on the new requirements trusts must meet when filing their tax returns. In this article, I go into a little more detail about the financial information that must be disclosed to the IRD.But first, why have these new rules been introduced at all? The main reason is because of the new ... Continue reading
If you have to travel overseas for business (given you can do so now with the borders finally open), the question of tax deductibility of travel expenses will arise: which expenses can you claim, if any? It is important to understand the purpose of the trip in order to decide how the treatment of these expenses will be applied. In ... 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