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Update on rules for trust tax returns

by Anthony Strevens 28 Apr 22

In January, GRA’s Professional Trustee team wrote a blog on the new requirements trusts must meet when filing their tax returns. In this article, I go into a little more detail about the financial information that must be disclosed to the IRD.But first, why have..

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Christmas Business Expenses

by Anthony Strevens 25 Nov 21

It’s that time of year again and even for those who have been locked up for the last three months, the ability to get out and about for Christmas parties and lunches is back on the menu. But as a business owner, can you claim..

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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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