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New Rules for Vehicle Mileage Claims

August 21, 2018

Inland Revenue have announced the new method for claiming mileage. The new method uses a 2-tier system and requires knowing how many total kilometres the vehicle has travelled in a year. So it’s super important now for you to record the odometer reading as at 31 March each year or if you buy or sell a vehicle used for business. The new rate of 76 cents per …

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Extension To The Bright-Line Test

April 23, 2018

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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End of Financial Year – A Quick To Do List

January 31, 2018

With the end of the financial year coming up (on 31 March) now’s a good time to do a bit of preparation work towards having your annual financial reports and tax returns prepared. By doing these few things now it can save a lot of back tracking later. Over the next week or so please take action with… Debtors – make a list of …

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What Records Do I Need To Keep?

January 26, 2018

Inland Revenue require you to keep all documents relevant to running your business or rental property – it is wise to do this because if ever they choose to do an audit on your activities – the more documentation you have to substantiate income and expenses the less stressful this process will be. These include… Bank statements, cheque and deposit books Tax invoices & …

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Financial Year End Tax Tips

With the 31st March coming up, here are a few things you can do to make things go smoother for your annual accounting and income tax returns. Debtors – review the people that are owing you money, are there any on your list that are unlikely to pay? If so there is no use paying tax on them! Write off all bad debts prior …

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