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This video post outlines the government's new trust disclosure rules; what they are; and who they apply to. The new rules require trusts to make additional disclosures when filing income tax returns unless the trust meets certain exemptions. Non-exempt trusts need to prepare financial statements with a profit loss account and balance sheet, or a statement of financial position. ... Continue reading
There always seem to be people with a complete lack of integrity trying to scam the rest of us out of our hard-earned money or steal our private information (like passwords). Below is a copy of the latest scam I received. The email appears to be from the IRD, and of course has a “Login” link they are trying to ... Continue reading
With new tax rules for residential rental properties and stricter regulations for the banks, the market is a different beast for property investors to deal with compared to what it was 6-12 months ago. Here are my observations:Credit is tight. The banks have new rules that they must comply with, and they are required to verify the information borrowers give ... 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
Over the last year we have noticed that a lot of clients are choosing cryptocurrency as an alternative for their investment strategies. Anthony Strevens discussed the tax implications around cryptoassets in his November 2020 blog, so I won’t go into much detail here. As a summary: the profit is taxable and the losses are deductible if you purchase cryptoassets ... 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