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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts
Property, Tax and Finance Predictions for 2021
After a crazy 2020, many investors and would-be investors are wondering what 2021 will hold in store for them. I outline my views and share my predictions in this article, which I hope you will find useful. Firstly, who am I to tell you what 2021 might bring? As a brief background, I am a chartered accountant in public practice, ... More
Labour's tax changes - what you need to know
With the Labour Party winning the 2020 election, they now are expected to implement their proposed higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180k. This is anticipated to come into effect in 2021/2022 income year. This imminent change makes it an opportune time to ensure your affairs are structured in the best possible way for both asset protection and ... 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
Tax in a Post Covid-19 New Zealand
Hopefully the “post-Covid” reference in the title is not tempting fate, but at the time of writing New Zealand appears to be in an enviable position in terms of control of the public health side of the Covid pandemic. However, battling through the economic fallout is going to be just as challenging. All readers will be aware of the government ... More
Overseas income a hot topic for IRD
Back in October 2019, John Rowe wrote an article about the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) whereby tax authorities in many international jurisdictions are sharing information regarding their nationals who are living abroad. In other words, if you have investments or income overseas, and especially if you file tax returns overseas, the chances are that IRD already knows or ... More
Accountant vs Bookkeeper - big difference
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 ... 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
LVR Rules Relaxed
In big news for property investors, on 30 April 2020 the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) confirmed that they were removing the loan-to-value restrictions that had been in place in one form or another since October 2013. Back then, the RBNZ decided to introduce different tools rather than just using interest rates (through the official cash rate) to have some control over ... 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