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IRD Requiring More Trust Information

by Anthony Strevens 29 Jun 21

As part of the increase in the top individual tax rate to 39%, the government has brought in the requirement to provide Inland Revenue more information in your trust tax returns. This applies from the 2022 tax year onwards. They have done this to ensure..

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Covid Support - March 2021

by Anthony Strevens 03 Mar 21

Following the latest changes in alert levels in Auckland and across the country, there are now new government support packages available. These are on top of the support that is already in place such as the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and Small Business Cash Flow..

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Overseas income a hot topic for IRD

by Anthony Strevens 13 Dec 20

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..

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Cryptocurrency and Tax

by Anthony Strevens 09 Nov 20

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..

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Loss Carry-Back Rules

by Anthony Strevens 05 May 20

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..

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Why are Professional Trustees so annoying?

by Anthony Strevens 09 May 19

Ever have a property settlement about to go through and at the last minute your professional trustee has held up the game by asking pesky questions like “Why are you buying this?” or “Is this the right entity to be buying it in?”  What about..

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You will likely have recently been sent a bunch of forms to fill in from your bank or other financial institution asking you to define yourself or your entities by choosing between various unintelligible categories. Once you’ve chosen a category by throwing a dart at..

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IRD disclosing unpaid tax

by Anthony Strevens 13 Jun 17

The IRD have introduced new regulations that allow the Commissioner to disclose information about a taxpayer’s tax debts to approved credit reporting agencies if certain preconditions are met. (These new regulations are found in section 85N of the Tax Administration Act.) One of these preconditions..

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As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting..

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Testimonials
This letter is to express my appreciation for the assistance and encouragement of both Anthony Lipscombe and particularly John Heaslip over the last financial year. The period since activating my trading trust has been one of considerable stress, as well as personal development, as I embarked on this as a relative business neophyte with virtually no awareness of the contemporary requirements of running a business, particularly the financial records aspect. During much of this period I have therefore felt considerable out of my depth.  However I have been lucky enough to have had the benefit of the advice and support of John Heaslip in rationalizing what was a fairly chaotic set of records of the first year property trading. I am able to say that John in particular, has been unstinting in his attention to my needs and has done so in a manner which has never alluded to my extremely rudimentary grasp of managing a business, or even of being unable to set out a spread sheet properly.  The result of the above guidance is that now, although my trading trust would still not be able to operate without the advice of GRA, I do least feel a sense of satisfaction that I have got to my present point without major disaster and that my property trust does now have some kind of firmer basis for any future activities - Name withheld by request
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