Category: By Phil Barlow


IRD Use of Money Interest rates

In a time when business confidence surveys are at a 10 year low, and economists have indicated two further official cash rate reductions are imminent, the Inland Revenue has announced an increase to their “use of money interest” rate.  Although the IRD have always stated the use of money interest is not a penalty, clearly […]

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Who still wants to be a landlord?

Who still wants to be a landlord? : By Hayes Knight – 9 November 2018 It seems every day you read the newspaper, there are numerous articles focusing on the New Zealand property market. There have been a number of tax changes aimed at softening the property market. In addition, there are various other rules […]

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Spotlight shines on property opportunists

The property market, and in particular the Auckland housing market, has in recent times been a hot topic for both media and residents alike. Many people will have directly experienced the blunt end of the residential property market when trying to buy a house.  If not directly buying or selling, many of us will have […]

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Changes to the taxation of lease inducements following public consultation

Following an initial public consultation period, there has now been a few changes to the proposed legislation around the taxation of lease inducement payments offered by commercial landlords. One of the major changes being the date the new rules will take effect. The following alterations have been made to the proposed legislation: The legislation once […]

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