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PKF New Zealand

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06 08 2019

Ring-fencing residential rental property losses – legislation at last!

After what seems like an eternity of legislative drafting and rumours, legislation removing the ability for residential property investors to offset residential property losses against other income (for example salary/wages), was enacted on 26 June 2019. The changes apply retrospectively from the start of the 2019/20 income year, which is 1 April 2019 for most taxpayers. With Capital Gains Tax off the table, it would seem these rules are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

05 08 2019

What to consider when buying an investment property

Keen to get into the property market as an investor? Before you start looking, you need to understand that what you’re looking for in a house to occupy may be different to an investment property.

29 07 2019

Tax saving strategies for agricultural businesses

Accountants are always looking for ways to add value for our rural clients. That doesn’t often come in the form of operational advice, the purview of farm consultants. But tax saving advice is a topic we know inside out and one that is sure to grab farmers’ undivided attention. Most farming business have bank debt and therefore any chance to defer or save tax increases farmers’ abilities to pay down debt, save interest or alternatively, reinvest tax savings in the business, creating future gains.

08 07 2019

Obtaining the best from Microsoft 365

Switching to Microsoft 365 is one of the fastest and most beneficial ways you can take your firm into the cloud. With the familiarity of Microsoft Office, ‘going 365’ takes staff into a new way of working with minimal disruption.

24 06 2019

Does Money Grow on Trees?

The growth of the horticulture industry nationally and internationally is blooming. Driven by healthy eating, superfoods and changing dietary preferences is resulting in land use change, which in the current economic environment is supported by financial returns.

18 06 2019

Better Management Practices

Clear expectations for employees are key for staff to reach their potential for your business. Employees need to know exactly what’s expected of them and inspiring high performance starts with establishing clear expectations and goals. Understanding and, where possible, agreeing to expectations should be part of an employee’s induction. These expectations can also be recorded in a performance agreement.

09 05 2019

Insolvency Practitioners: Regulation is Coming!

The insolvency industry has sought regulation for more than 30 years. Finally, the current government is doing something about it.

02 05 2019

Sustainability Within the Tourism Industry

In 2018 the introduction of the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy was announced with legislation to give effect to this expected to be passed mid-2019. It is not yet clear when it will take effect. This will mean that international visitors will be charged an additional $35 through their visa fees and it is expected to bring in an estimated $80 million per year to be applied to infrastructure and conservation projects.

05 04 2019

Charities & Not for Profits

PKF are offering 6 months free Xero for registered Charities and Not for Profit organisations.

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