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Renting out the spare bedroom

 Matthew Gilligan  08 Jul 19

Matthew Gilligan If you have a spare bedroom or two at home, you may think about renting it out in order to generate some additional income.  As you might expect, there are potential tax implications if you do so. The tax implications differ depending on the arrangement you have with the occupant. Broadly speaking, there are three different types of occupants ... More 

Aggressive IRD tactics

 John Rowe  11 Dec 16

John Rowe The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating. Some of the methods the IRD have been employing include: asking people complicated tax questions, which can get them into trouble if they answer incorrectly; ... More 

HOW DO YOU FIND GOOD PROPERTY DEALS?

 Salesh Chand  15 Apr 13

Salesh Chand It's human nature to want a good deal, and that applies to buying property as much as anything else. Finding good property deals can have a significant influence on your wealth creation, whether you're buying your own home or an investment. There are several strategies you can use to source them.Price is just one factor It's important to understand ... More 

TAX OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR

 John Heaslip  17 Jan 14

John Heaslip For most clients, 1 April signals the start of the New Year for business and tax purposes and the month of March brings opportunities to minimize tax and maximize cash surpluses for the coming year.   A well known quote “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” so with this in mind I will give you ... More 

Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?

 Anthony Strevens  07 Dec 16

Anthony Strevens As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More 

Unpaid tax on rental income

 Anna Loginova  12 Dec 18

Anna Loginova It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More 

LVR consequences

 The Professional Trustee Team  04 Aug 16

The Professional Trustee Team Many changes are occurring in our financial and real estate landscape. LOAN TO VALUE RATIOS (LVRs) As per my last blog, the LVR applicable across the whole of NZ for investors of residential property has now been set at 60% by the RBNZ.  As I've said in that blog, I doubt very much this is going to cause property ... More 

Market Update April 2017

 Kris Pedersen  05 Apr 17

Kris Pedersen It’s been an interesting start to 2017 with a much tighter credit market than what we have seen for most of the last decade. While the majority of the media have been concentrating on the fact that the market seems to have slowed since the 40% deposit rule introduction, I put more down to banks themselves pulling back in ... More 

Advantages of new builds

 Mark Honeybone  20 Jun 17

Mark Honeybone At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation.   These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More 

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