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I was recently reading an article about Susan St John and Terry Baucher’s latest call for a harder taxation regime for all residential property in New Zealand. (Yes, harder than the myriad of changes we have already had.) These chardonnay liberals are promoting the annual taxation of equity in residential property (private homes and investment property) with an implied rate of ... Continue reading
As part of the initiative to assist businesses suffering from the impact of Covid-19, the Government has created the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (SBCS). Under this scheme, eligible businesses will be able to borrow up to $100,000, interest-free or at low interest rates, to help with their cashflow. Many small to medium businesses will have had a dramatic reduction ... Continue reading
In this blog I share my current property investing strategy (as at August 2020), because there is a window of opportunity for investors that is likely to close soon. I outline the main points below. Finance At present, some banks are lending 80% on investment properties, which is good news for investors. At the same time, however, the banks are getting ... Continue reading
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 ... Continue reading
The tax rules relating to cryptocurrency have been long been an area of confusion due to the fact that the nature of cryptocurrencies means they don’t fit neatly into any current tax laws. Now, however, IRD have confirmed their view on a variety of issues in relation to this. The IRD use the term “cryptoassets” which covers more than just ... Continue reading
There is a significant misinterpretation and misunderstanding between the role of a bookkeeper and that of an accountant. If you don’t know the difference it can negatively impact upon you (possibly seriously). But if you understand each role and utilise them appropriately, it can be very helpful for your business. Mistaking a bookkeeper for an accountant can lead to ... Continue reading
New legal and regulatory requirements are slowing things down and costing people time and money, especially if they leave things to the last minute before involving their professional advisers. The following story illustrates. Recently, a client faced the problem of failing to obtain bank funding from a registered bank. They did not contact us in advance of their settlement, ... Continue reading
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 ... Continue reading
Choosing the right real estate agent can make a big difference to your selling experience, and to your bottom line. A knowledgeable real estate agent can make you a lot of money. On the other hand, if you don't have a good agent, you can unnecessarily lose a lot of money. I am frustrated to have heard stories about ... Continue reading