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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
Breaking News - Tax Rate Change
Yesterday (9 September 2020) Labour announced a new tax rate of 39% on personal income exceeding $180,000 per annum. Key points that we know so far:• Applies to individuals only, i.e. an individual on a salary of, say, $200,000 will pay an additional $1,200 per annum• It does not apply to combined household income, i.e. a couple each earning ... More
Often business owners need to approach the bank for money, for example to put into their business. This is a perfectly normal part of running a business. However, there is something that many business owners are unaware of, which could jeopardise their relationship with the bank and therefore their chances of borrowing any more money in the future.
When ... More
Strategies for 2020
As we begin to emerge from lockdown into an environment that is markedly changed due to the effects of Covid-19, I’ve been thinking about what business owners and property investors can do to get through the challenging times that are no doubt ahead of us. Get your accounts done ASAPAt time of writing, the banks are not approving any business ... More
Cash Payments - IRD crackdown
Since 2009, the Inland Revenue Department has been cracking down on industries known to pay workers under the table (i.e. undeclared cash payments). According to an article in the NZ Herald in April 2018, New Zealand is missing out on about $800 million in its annual tax take due to under-reported income, so it's understandable that the IRD are focusing on this.Construction ... More
Why are Professional Trustees so annoying?
Ever have a property settlement about to go through and at the last minute your professional trustee has held up the game by asking pesky questions like “Why are you buying this?” or “Is this the right entity to be buying it in?” What about those times when you’re arranging a simple re-finance and just when everything seems to ... More
Preparing for the end of financial year
The end of the financial year is approaching very fast and there are a number of things that business owners should attend to before then. No, I am not referring to going to end of season sales or getting the last bits of your body tanned. I am referring to matters that you may not particularly relish dealing with, ... More
A step forward in trust law
Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too. A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex. This frequently makes trust law difficult to comprehend and, in some cases, problematic to apply. To ... More
Are you locked out of the property finance market?
Over the last few years it has become harder for property investors and developers to obtain the funding they need. In spite of low interest rates, some good opportunities in the property market and a high demand for new housing (especially in Auckland), it has become more and more difficult to get funding from the main banks. So is ... More
The Five Common Mistakes of Life Insurance
Do you currently have life insurance in place?
Unless you’re single, living the high life, flying solo, and not bothered what happens to your debts when you die, then you’re going to need to have the right life cover in place.
Life insurance isn’t something that you lie in bed at night thinking about. Rather, life insurance generally comes ... More
What makes a good investment property?
Last month I received some great questions in my 'Ask Mark' series on Property Ventures’ Facebook page (propertyventuresnz). One of them was a very important "back to basics" question: What factors do you take into account to consider a property to be good for investment? It is a great question, and even though I have already briefly answered it ... More