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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts

Tax Impact of Converting Short Term to Long Term

 Matthew Gilligan  18 Sep 20

Matthew Gilligan With New Zealand’s borders being closed, and likely to be closed for some time, a number of clients who have rented properties on a short-term basis (e.g. via Airbnb) are converting those properties to long-term residential tenancies. This raises the question – what are the tax implications?  Income taxWhether a property is rented out on a short or long-term ... More 

Government Business Loan Scheme

 John Rowe  06 May 20

John Rowe 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 ... More 

Impact of bank capital requirements on funding

 Salesh Chand  13 Dec 19

Salesh Chand 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 ... More 

Cash Payments - IRD crackdown

 John Heaslip  05 Dec 19

John Heaslip 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 

Cryptocurrency and Tax

 Anthony Strevens  10 Nov 20

Anthony Strevens 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 ... More 

Preparing for the end of financial year

 Anna Loginova  24 Jan 19

Anna Loginova 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 

Coping with the new compliance rules

 The Professional Trustee Team  13 Dec 18

The Professional Trustee Team 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 ... More 

Are you locked out of the property finance market?

 Kris Pedersen  14 May 19

Kris Pedersen 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 

Using a Real Estate Agent

 Mark Honeybone  11 Dec 17

Mark Honeybone 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 ... More 

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