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Today, New Zealand’s coalition government with National, Act and NZ First was finally announced. Some important decisions around tax and property investment have already been confirmed. Note that at time of writing we are still waiting on the detail around much of this, and we will further provide updates as they are announced. Reversal of interest non-deduction rulesThe thing that we ... Continue reading
At this busy time of year, I thought we could all do with a bit of humour. So I have written this tongue-in-cheek blog which I hopes brings a smile to your face. I have some exciting news to share with all of you. As an accountant with many years of experience, I have embarked on a new journey that ... Continue reading
Property investment has long been a tried and tested means of building wealth for retirement.
Even in the current environment (with tax rules targeting property investment, tough borrowing criteria, rising interest rates, and a property market that is cooling in many areas), knowledgeable investors are making money out of property by adapting their strategies to the market conditions.
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Imagine this: A few years ago, after careful saving and financial planning, you managed to buy an investment property. Your goal from the outset is to hold the property long term. You do some work to add value, and intend keeping it for many years to come to fund your retirement. To your surprise, one day you get a notification ... Continue reading
Anyone who provides lodging or ride-sharing services through an online marketplace in New Zealand, such as Airbnb or Uber, will be affected by new Goods and Services Tax (GST) changes starting from April 1, 2024. Note that earlier this year, the National Party expressed its intention to repeal this change. However, it is not part of the published “100 day ... Continue reading
Solvency is a subject that can be challenging for our clients and can cause some distress when not understood correctly. This is not a very festive subject, but it's important to address it during these uncertain times we are currently going through.What is a solvent company versus an insolvent company?A solvent company is one that has the ability to ... Continue reading
It’s that time of year when businesses look to reward their staff and clients by hosting Christmas parties, giving gifts, and paying bonuses.Some of these costs may be fully deductible, some may be 50% tax deductible, and others subject to Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) or PAYE deductions. To help your business stay on the right side of the Christmas ... Continue reading
If you are migrating to New Zealand, one item you should add to the top of your ‘to do’ list is understanding the potential tax implications your migration may cause, not only in New Zealand but also in the country you are emigrating from. Your tax obligations will be different depending on whether or not you are deemed to be ... Continue reading
If you’re enjoying a well-earned retirement, or looking out for the interests of your parents who are, there may come a time when rest home care is required, and you have to deal with funding the cost of that care. Will you be eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy?There is government support available in the form of the Residential Care ... Continue reading
If you're a New Zealand resident looking to invest in residential property, now may be the perfect time to do so. Several key factors are converging to create a favourable environment for property investment, including dropping inflation rates, mortgage interest rates looking to have peaked, predicted reductions in the Official Cash Rate potentially coming later this year, and loan-to-value ... Continue reading
As an insurance adviser and a property investor, I’ve often felt like a circus performer, juggling every dollar amidst soaring interest rates. Life's unpredictability remains the one constant through it all.The ACC Reality CheckMany perceive the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) as a beacon. However, contrary to popular belief, it's not the all-encompassing safety net that it appears to be. ... Continue reading