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Kiwisaver Member Tax Credit – Don’t Miss Out!

June 26, 2018

Being self-employed you can make voluntary contributions to your Kiwisaver at any time, either directly to your Kiwisaver provider or through Inland Revenue. If you’ve contributed less than $1042.86 since 01 July 2017, now is the time to pay a top-up to ensure you receive the full member tax credit from the government. You have until 30 June to top-up your account to qualify for the …

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Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies – How to Tax?

April 24, 2018

Inland Revenue has recently given an update on its thinking on how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be dealt with from a tax perspective. Inland Revenue considers cryptocurrencies as property, rather than currency or money. This means that the normal tax rules that apply to personal property also apply to cryptocurrency. A person that deals in cryptocurrency or acquires cryptocurrency with a purpose of …

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Minimum Wage Increase

April 23, 2018

The adult minimum wage is going up from $15.75 an hour to $16.50, with the starting-out and training rates rising too. Here’s what you’ll need to know for your business. When: 1 April 2018 What: The new minimum wage rates are: Adult — $16.50 an hour Starting-out — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60) Training — $13.20 an hour (up from $12.60) Starting-out and training minimum …

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Extension To The Bright-Line Test

From 29 March 2018 the bright-line test for residential property has been extended from 2-years to 5-years. This means any Capital Gains on the sale of your Rental Property (there is a main-home exemption) will be taxed if you buy and sell within a 5 year timeframe. The extended bright-line test only applies to properties for which an agreement to purchase the property was …

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Compulsory Rental Property Insulation – Deductible or Not?

April 13, 2018

With the governments new legislation hitting in 2019 for landlords to insulate their rentals – questions have been asked whether this will be tax deductible or not. Unfortunately even though the government is forcing this rule – it doesn’t automatically translate into a tax deduction with IRD. The NZ Property Investors Federation approached Inland Revenue about this issue and this was their reply: The …

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