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GRA's Taxation Compliance Division prepares financial statements and taxation returns for many types of organisations. Large companies and small to medium sized businesses.. Learn more..
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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
Bright-line extension to five years
There are imminent changes to the bright-line test which will affect you if you are planning to buy or restructure investment property. You are probably already familiar with the two-year bright-line test that was introduced in October 2015. Under this test, investment property that is sold within two years of settlement is subject to tax on any increase in ... More
Watchout For Email Scams
Be careful and watch out, there are two new email phishing scams that have been reported by the IRD do not reply to them, see below for more details. First Scam Email: "We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of NZD ... More
SHOULD I PAY THE PRINCIPAL OFF MY LOAN?
I get asked this question on a regular basis. The answer is simple: yes you should pay the principal off your loan. But then the question arises, which loan should I pay first, investment or personal? And, how much should I pay? You should always pay off your personal loan first as this is non-deductible for tax purposes. Unlike ... More
A TALE OF TWO BUSINESSESS
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 minimise tax and maximise cash surpluses for the coming year. In order to implement any opportunities, first a business must be organised. By way of comparison, if you look at the extreme ends of ... More
Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?
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
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
SELLING YOUR HOME WHEN IT'S OWNED BY A TRUST
Most people understand that when a motor vehicle is sold, the owner of the car has to sign the sale papers. These days, the buyer also has to sign the sale papers. The same analogy applies to houses owned by a Trust. Vendors and Purchasers have to sign an Agreement for Sale and Purchase ("Agreement"). Unfortunately, this often doesn't ... More
Market Update April 2017
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
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