Articles

Ring-fencing rental losses

After the recent increase of the bright-line test period from two years to five years the continued pressure being put on the rental property market through tax settings continues. Inland Revenue have recently released a discussion document to ring fence losses made on residential rental…

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Chartered Accountants Certificate of Public Practice

Congratulations to Directors, Rory Noorland and Amy Coombes, who both recently gained their Chartered Accountants Certificate of Public Practice. To gain this, Rory and Amy have achieved a number of things including; experience as a Chartered Accountant for more than 2 years, courses in New…

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Changes for dairy goat farmers

With the recent review of the Dairy Goat NSC values, it was announced that the Dairy Goat values were set to increase significantly for 2018. With the imminent increase, this would impact our goat farming clients quite substantially with the goat value changes resulting in…

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Can you see the tax through the trees?

When buying or selling land, it is important to consider the tax implications of any standing timber on the property. Standing timber refers to a block of trees that will yield saleable timber.  The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) excludes fruit trees, ornamental or incidental trees.…

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Picking the cream of employees

Each year around this time, employees are looking for new farm positions and farm employers are looking for staff.  This is the natural result of staff looking to up their skills and position in the industry, and meet those next steps in their career path.…

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