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The government have made changes to two areas of legislation that affect property investors: tax (interest deduction and bright-line), and the Resource Management Act. Tax ChangesIn October the government finally introduced legislation into parliament setting out the proposed interest deduction rules. Here is a summary of the highlights.a) We still do not have finalised legislation. Even these draft rules are ... Continue reading
This blog is a follow-up on my October blog about the new top individual tax rate. On 7 December 2020, the Labour Government passed legislation to implement the higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180,000. This comes into effect in 2021/2022 income year (which is 1 April 2021 for most people). As noted in October, this new tax ... Continue reading
Following on form my previous Covid Support blog, there are a couple of Covid-related government support updates you should know about. Wage SubsidyThe Government have announced a second wage subsidy, called the Wage Subsidy August 2021 #2. 1. Applications are open from 3-16 September 2021.2. If you applied for the first subsidy, you must wait 14 days after your original application before applying for 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
We find that a lot of our clients get very confused about what drawings are. And with good reason – it’s a complicated area. Most tend to think that drawings taken by a shareholder from a company are the same thing as their wage or pay. But this is not the case. Whether it’s best to take drawings or a ... Continue reading
It’s that time of year again and even for those who have been locked up for the last three months, the ability to get out and about for Christmas parties and lunches is back on the menu. But as a business owner, can you claim all of those Christmas expenses?The answer is that the majority will fall under the ... Continue reading
We have noticed that more and more employers are incentivising their employees by offering shares and share options as part of their employment packages. Shares can also be offered to past and future employees. Offering shares provides an opportunity to motivate and retain key employees of the business by offering them “skin in the game”, and can thus be beneficial ... Continue reading
So you have set up a trust and you are a trustee, and you wonder, “what are my obligations as a trustee?” To answer that question we turn to the Trusts Act. Under this Act there are two classes of trustee duties, being mandatory and default. The mandatory duties are what they sound like. They are irrefutable obligations that trustees ... Continue reading
The next few months could see a shock to some Kiwi households’ budgets, as around 60% of existing mortgages are having their fixed rates expire within 12 months. Interest rate increasesThis time last year, a large number of borrowers were fixing on the 12-month rate because this had proven to be the way to go over a cycle where interest ... Continue reading
There have been many changes to legislation affecting property investors over the past 4½ years. We have had:• Healthy Homes Standards• Loan-to-value ratio (LVR) changes• Requirement for heat pumps• Loss of claiming interest as an expense How have property investors reacted and what has happened? Before I go on, there is one thing I want to get off my chest first. ... Continue reading