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Interest deductibility update - June 2021

 Matthew Gilligan  11 Jun 21

Matthew Gilligan On 10 June 2021, the Labour Government opened up a five-week consultation period on the new interest deductibility rules. They have released a Design of the interest limitation rule and additional bright-line rules discussion document which is lengthy and quite detailed, and reveals some interesting thinking, some of which I think is surprisingly taxpayer friendly. On first look through the document, ...

WARNING: Scammers pretending to be IRD

 John Rowe  25 May 21

John Rowe There always seem to be people with a complete lack of integrity trying to scam the rest of us out of our hard-earned money or steal our private information (like passwords). Below is a copy of the latest scam I received. The email appears to be from the IRD, and of course has a “Login” link they are trying to ...

Where is the property market at currently?

 Salesh Chand  16 Apr 21

Salesh Chand The tax changes recently announced by the Labour Government have left many property investors feeling unsettled. So I thought it would be helpful to discuss the current property market, the impact of the rules, and what you should be doing to manage this new environment. The current property market•  The property market has been hot for the best part of ...

What can I claim as a tax deduction when I am in business?

 John Heaslip  07 May 21

John Heaslip Apart from a few special rules, any cost necessary to run your business will probably be tax deductible. However, there are a few things to be aware of - some items that you might assume could be claimed can't be, and conversely, there may be others you didn't realise are legitimate expenses.GeneralIf you have "incurred" an expense, you can claim ...

IRD Requiring More Trust Information

 Anthony Strevens  29 Jun 21

Anthony Strevens 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 that Inland Revenue will have plenty of information in order to decide whether or ...

Employee Share Schemes

 Anna Loginova  03 Jun 21

Anna Loginova We have noticed that more and more employers are incentivising their employees by offering shares and share options as part of their employment packages. Shares can also be offered to past and future employees. Offering shares provides an opportunity to motivate and retain key employees of the business by offering them “skin in the game”, and can thus be beneficial ...

Trustee Duties

 The Professional Trustee Team  02 Jul 21

The Professional Trustee Team So you have set up a trust and you are a trustee, and you wonder, “what are my obligations as a trustee?” To answer that question we turn to the Trusts Act. Under this Act there are two classes of trustee duties, being mandatory and default. The mandatory duties are what they sound like. They are irrefutable obligations that trustees ...

It's time to review your loans

 Kris Pedersen  29 Jul 21

Kris Pedersen As little as a month ago, many economists were predicting that it would be mid to late 2022 before we see the Reserve Bank raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR). This situation has rapidly changed with the market now pricing in a 90% chance that the rate will increase at the next review date, which is 18 August 2021. ...

Impact of new legislation on property investors and tenants

 Mark Honeybone  21 Jul 21

Mark Honeybone There have been many changes to legislation affecting property investors over the past 4½ years. We have had:•  Healthy Homes Standards•  Loan-to-value ratio (LVR) changes•  Requirement for heat pumps•  Loss of claiming interest as an expense How have property investors reacted and what has happened? Before I go on, there is one thing I want to get off my chest first. ...

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