Category Archives: Taxation

IRD – Non acceptance of cheques

From 01 March 2020, the IRD will no longer accept cheques. Developments in electronic payment methods and improved ease of online payments from your smartphone or tablet, means processing cheque payments has become a rather laborious task. However old habits die hard, and a significant amount of people continue to use cheques – IRD alone…
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Saving time and cost with tax

Various tax concessions exist that can save significant time and money, but they are often overlooked. You may want to save this article as a handy reminder to take advantage of these options whenever possible. Business-related legal fees are tax deductible irrespective of whether they are capital in nature, provided the total amount for the…
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Ring-fencing of Residential Rental Losses

It's official, property investors will no longer be able to deduct their expenses relating to their loss-making residential investment properties from their other income like salaries and wages or business profits. The changes are already in force with the Act including the changes receiving royal assent on the 26th of June.  The rules will apply…
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Residential Bright-line

The Income Tax Act 2007 has long contained provisions to tax the sale of property (or other assets) acquired with the intention of disposal. However, ‘intention’ is a subjective concept and has been difficult for Inland Revenue to police. Hence, the brightline test, (section CB 6A) was introduced as a means to tax profits made…
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