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24 March 2021

The Bright-Line Test and Main Home Exemption – What You Need To Know

On 23 March, the Government passed their amendments to the residential-property bright-line test under urgency, and without consultation via a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP).

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23 March 2021

Property Investors Hit Hard by Tax Reforms

The Government has announced huge tax reforms. These tax reforms are attempting to grapple with the housing crisis, and tip the balance of power in the market towards first home buyers and long-term investors.

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4 September 2020

Tax Deductibility and Healthy Homes standards

In mid-August, Inland Revenue released Questions we’ve been asked QB20/01 Can owners of existing residential rental properties claim deductions for costs incurred to meet Healthy Homes standards? Owners of residential rental properties are required to meet certain minimum standards which...

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15 July 2020

Is the Sale of Your Property Subject to Tax?

New Zealanders love property. Buying and selling property in New Zealand is common. What is less commonly known are the tax implications of these transactions. For many years, people have used property as a way to increase their wealth.

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26 March 2020

Emergency Benefit Tax Trap

Emergency Benefits Could Cost Temporary Residents Dearly  In welcome news, the Government passed the COVID-19 Response Taxation Bill which is now awaiting Royal Assent.

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25 March 2020

Commercial Leases – COVID-19

The Government has stepped up its coronavirus response to Level 4. This has meant that all non-essential businesses are now closed, as at 11. 59pm on 25 March 2020, for at least four weeks.

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