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Tax Cuts Explained

by Anthony Strevens 21 Jun 24

Everyone likes more money in their back pocket, and we’re about to get a few extra dollars to try and counteract the effect of inflation. The coalition government recently announced in their budget that there would be a shift in the tax rate thresholds for individuals..

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Anyone who provides lodging or ride-sharing services through an online marketplace in New Zealand, such as Airbnb or Uber, will be affected by new Goods and Services Tax (GST) changes, which came into force on April 1, 2024. What is the new legislation?Prior to 1 April..

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Tax Relief for Adverse Weather Events

by Anthony Strevens 28 Feb 23

The IRD have recently announced ways in which they can provide some relief for those hit by the recent adverse weather events. Although these measures are not new, it is useful to know about them and to be aware the IRD will actively consider application..

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Politics and Tax

by Anthony Strevens 19 Dec 22

With all the changes in tax law in recent years, there has been plenty of speculation about what a change in government might mean for the tax landscape. Whilst the National Party has not released their final tax policy ahead of next year’s election, on their..

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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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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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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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