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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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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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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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Should Your Residential Rental Property Be GST Registered?

February 1, 2018

No. Residential rental properties are exempt from GST. You cannot charge or claim GST for the supply of residential rental accommodation, therefore there is no GST implications for this type of activity. This means that there is no GST claimable on the purchase of the property and there is no GST payable on the sale of the property.

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New Tax Codes for Contractors

From 1 April 2017, if you are hiring any contractors that are required to have withholding tax deducted, or are a contractor yourself the IRD have issued a new form to be filled in from April 2017 onwards.

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