Taxation

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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Payday Filing

The way employers report payroll information to Inland Revenue (IRD) is changing. From 1 April 2018, IRD introduced a new electronic reporting system, providing employers the option of filing payroll information every payday. From 1 April 2019, the new system will be compulsory for most employers, so it is imperative business owners get to grips …

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Tax Pooling

Inland Revenue (IRD) charges a high rate of interest on late tax payments (currently 8.22%), and in some circumstances the complexity of the provisional tax regime makes interest charges hard to avoid. Add on late payment penalties, and the cost of meeting your tax obligations starts to feel punitive. Tax pooling was introduced in 2003 …

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Foreign Shares

The global economy is seeing New Zealand (NZ) taxpayers invest in overseas companies. However, many people acquire foreign investments without understanding how they will be taxed. Taxpayers that purchase shares in a foreign company should ensure they are familiar with the Foreign Investment Fund (FIF) rules. The FIF regime was introduced to prevent NZ taxpayers …

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