Articles by John Rowe
Monday, November 11, 2019
We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have information on their UK investments? 
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Money overseas? IRD can find out

We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have information on their UK investments? 
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Friday, December 14, 2018
It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD. If you find yourself in this situation you must be proactive.  Simply, if you get to the point where IRD start chasing you, your options become more limited and you can end up paying more than you have to with penalties etc.   ... Read Article
Friday, December 14, 2018

End of year challenges for business owners

It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD. If you find yourself in this situation you must be proactive.  Simply, if you get to the point where IRD start chasing you, your options become more limited and you can end up paying more than you have to with penalties etc.   ... Read Article
Thursday, October 25, 2018
With approximately 8000 relationships ending in NZ in 2017 (Statistics NZ), it is hardly surprising that the Family Court is bogged down, and it is taking far too long for people to access the courts in order to resolve relationship property disputes. 

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Relationship Property Disputes

With approximately 8000 relationships ending in NZ in 2017 (Statistics NZ), it is hardly surprising that the Family Court is bogged down, and it is taking far too long for people to access the courts in order to resolve relationship property disputes. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
We were recently involved with assisting a new client to resolve a dispute between shareholders. This was a prime example of a business succession planning scenario going wrong. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Shareholders disputes and how to avoid them

We were recently involved with assisting a new client to resolve a dispute between shareholders. This was a prime example of a business succession planning scenario going wrong. 

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Monday, December 18, 2017
I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse.   ... Read Article
Monday, December 18, 2017

Aggressive IRD Tactics Update

I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse.   ... Read Article
Monday, November 27, 2017
Even before Winston Peters made his announcement that he would form a coalition government with Labour, we were seeing some disturbing trends in the banking sector. You need to be aware of these if you are looking to buy a home or investment property. 
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Monday, November 27, 2017

When is a preapproval not a preapproval?

Even before Winston Peters made his announcement that he would form a coalition government with Labour, we were seeing some disturbing trends in the banking sector. You need to be aware of these if you are looking to buy a home or investment property. 
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Friday, June 02, 2017

If you are not a tax resident of New Zealand and have a New Zealand trust with New Zealand resident trustees, you may be subject to the IRD’s new foreign trust registration and disclosure rules.   ... Read Article

Friday, June 02, 2017

New Foreign Trust Rules

If you are not a tax resident of New Zealand and have a New Zealand trust with New Zealand resident trustees, you may be subject to the IRD’s new foreign trust registration and disclosure rules.   ... Read Article

Thursday, April 27, 2017
There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes impact on you, then please contact your client service manager at GRA.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Recent Tax Changes

There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes impact on you, then please contact your client service manager at GRA.
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Monday, December 12, 2016
The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Aggressive IRD tactics

The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Foreign exchange (FX) is an area where we have seen clients unnecessarily losing money. And we’re not talking small amounts, either, something that became abundantly clear to us after talking with Phillip Lindberg of OM Financial.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Why foreign exchange might be unnecessarily costing you money

Foreign exchange (FX) is an area where we have seen clients unnecessarily losing money. And we’re not talking small amounts, either, something that became abundantly clear to us after talking with Phillip Lindberg of OM Financial.
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