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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
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
We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have information on their UK investments? The reason the IRD contacted our client is because ... Continue reading
As many investors will already know, banks have been steadily tightening their lending criteria, making it more challenging to borrow. And soon, when the new capital requirement rules for banks come into effect next year, this is only going to get harder.
Capital requirements for the major banks will be increased from 10% to 18% over the next seven ... Continue reading
Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear. In New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) allows depreciation on certain items to be claimed as a type of expense for income tax, so it is beneficial to understand what it can be applied to. In accountancy, depreciation refers to two aspects ... Continue reading
Last week the Government introduced the Covid-19 Response (Taxation and Other Regulatory Urgent Measures) Bill. This bill contains a number of provisions, including the introduction of a loss carry-back scheme whereby a business can carry a loss back to a prior period to offset the prior period’s profits. Thus the business can get a refund of the tax paid ... Continue reading
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 ... Continue reading
Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. One of the advantages of using a professional trustee for your trust is that the professional trustee must review and approve contracts ... Continue reading
I’ve noticed most people starting this year with a bit of optimism. However, it’s hard to say how much of that is based around fundamentals, and how much is more attributable to the amazing weather we have been having and a decent summer break. From our side of the Finance Desk, it has actually been a busy start to ... Continue reading
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 ... Continue reading