Residential Property – the bright-line test and tax

Residential Property – the bright-line test and tax

Property investors come in all shapes and sizes, from large scale professional operations and developers to so-called ‘Mum and Dad’ investors who wanted to save for their retirement with something they could feel was literally safe as houses. Changes to tax rules for...
Property and Tax update

Property and Tax update

On 23 March 2021, changes to tax rules for investment properties took investors by surprise. There has been widespread commentary with more to come as the detail unfolds. In overview: The bright-line test has been extended from 5 to 10 years for properties purchased...
Provisional Tax – how does it work?

Provisional Tax – how does it work?

If you had to pay tax of more than $5,000 in your last income tax return, you may have to pay provisional tax for the following year. Provisional tax is like paying progress payments on next year’s income tax. The amount you have to pay relates to your expected profit...
The 39% tax rate – Your questions answered

The 39% tax rate – Your questions answered

New Zealanders earning over $180,000 a year will now pay a 39% tax rate, which came into effect on 1 April 2021. If this includes you, are you aware of how your tax obligations change when it comes to shares, property, FBT, superannuation tax, or trusts? The 39% tax...
Tax shake-up targets property investors

Tax shake-up targets property investors

A surprise move to change tax deductibility on rental properties has come as a shock to property investors. Owners of investment properties can no longer offset loan interest payments against rental income when calculating how much tax they have to pay. This will...
Provisional Tax – how does it work?

Accounting Information Method (AIM)

AIM could be helpful If you have seasonal income or will pay more than $60,000 of tax in the year, the new Accounting Income Method (AIM) could be good for you. From 1 April 2018 you’re going to be offered another opportunity to avoid the interest charge on the...