Solvency is a subject that can be challenging for our clients and can cause some distress when not understood correctly. This is not a very festive subject, but it's important to address it during these uncertain times we are currently going through.What is a solvent..Read Article
As you are probably already aware, trusts now have more reporting requirements with the IRD. However, in some circumstances, trusts, especially family trusts, may have been made non-active with the IRD, which means there is no income to report (and no tax to pay). Although a..Read Article
The shareholder’s current account (i.e. the net balance of funds introduced and withdrawn by the shareholder) is one of the most common things that our clients ask us about. The most frequent questions that we receive are: How did this occur? What does the movement..Read Article
If you have to travel overseas for business (given you can do so now with the borders finally open), the question of tax deductibility of travel expenses will arise: which expenses can you claim, if any? It is important to understand the purpose of the trip..Read Article
Over the last year we have noticed that a lot of clients are choosing cryptocurrency as an alternative for their investment strategies. Anthony Strevens discussed the tax implications around cryptoassets in his November 2020 blog, so I won’t go into much detail here. As a..Read Article
We have noticed that more and more employers are incentivising their employees by offering shares and share options as part of their employment packages. Shares can also be offered to past and future employees. Offering shares provides an opportunity to motivate and retain key employees of..Read Article
We are at the end of another financial year, and it is time to collate your information for your accountant so they can prepare financial statements and file your tax returns. At GRA, we look for opportunities to optimise our clients’ tax positions for the end..Read Article
Motor vehicle expenses are a common type of expense incurred across a wide range of businesses. It makes sense to claim vehicle expenses when preparing your tax return, but you need to ensure this is done accurately. In the modern world, the same vehicle is often..Read Article
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..Read Article
Apart from inspiration from the presenters, the things I enjoyed most abut Property School were meeting other people that are starting out in property investment and making good contacts. - Paul Bruce, November 2018
Investing in residential property?
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