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Tax Changes Update

by John Rowe 20 Dec 20

This blog is a follow-up on my October blog about the new top individual tax rate. On 7 December 2020, the Labour Government passed legislation to implement the higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180,000. This comes into effect in 2021/2022 income year..

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With the Labour Party winning the 2020 election, they now are expected to implement their proposed higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180k. This is anticipated to come into effect in 2021/2022 income year. This imminent change makes it an opportune time to ensure..

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Money overseas? IRD can find out

by John Rowe 09 Oct 19

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..

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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..

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Aggressive IRD Tactics Update

by John Rowe 16 Dec 17

I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that is unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse. Recently we’ve noticed some IRD auditors jumping from an..

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Recent Tax Changes

by John Rowe 26 Apr 17

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..

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Aggressive IRD tactics

by John Rowe 10 Dec 16

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. Some of the methods the IRD have been employing include: asking..

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Unitary Plan Tax Surprise

by John Rowe 17 May 13

Part of the Auckland Unitary plan addresses Auckland's housing affordability and supply. You'd need to have been living under a rock or in the far reaches of Siberia not to have heard that Auckland has a desperate shortage of affordable housing, as well as a..

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The Real Year End

by John Rowe 01 Feb 11

,We have just started a new calendar year but are running rapidly towards the end of the financial year. What we all want is to reduce tax and stress, so here are a few tips to get you started: Bad DebtsIn order to claim a..

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