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Budget 2024 - Our View

The New Zealand 2024 Budget was handed down on 30 May at 2pm. The Budget for 2024 demonstrates fiscal responsibility, provides long-awaited tax relief for 83% of New Zealanders, and allocates funds towards enhancing frontline public services for improved outcomes.

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Rollover Relief or Grief?

The main change is that the bright-line period will now decrease from 10 years for existing properties or 5 years for a new build, to 2 years which applies to disposals on or after the 1 July. Rollover relief rules applying to bright-line transfers of residential land have also had a complete makeover, with the new criteria applying from 1 July.

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De Facto Relationship or Not?

The Working for Families Tax Credit (WFFTC) is a notoriously complex scheme when it comes to determining eligibility and quantifying entitlement. This leads you to wonder how well the scheme is policed by Inland Revenue, and whether fraud is able to ‘fly under the radar’.

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Beware of Deemed Dividends

The concept of what is a “dividend” is very broad and starts with the default proposition that any transfer of value from a company to a shareholder is a dividend. That concept includes the simple scenario of an interest free loan to a shareholder or a person associated to a shareholder; which can also include loans between companies.

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A Flexible and Supportive Work Environment

Stevie Mark’s journey with Moore Markhams is a testament to the flexibility of the network, giving individuals the opportunity to work abroad, whilst pursuing their travel dreams.

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Scott's Journey with Moore Walker Davey Searells

Having worked in accounting for 15 years and for the largest privately owned travel group in New Zealand, Scott returned to public practice accounting in 2020. “I missed the people side of public practice accounting, being able to help clients directly, having a real impact on their businesses and their lives.

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Lucan’s journey to success

Meet Lucan Bartlett, our recently promoted Associate. Lucan’s journey to success in the field of accounting is nothing short of inspiring.

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Professional Evolution: A Journey to Partnership at Moore Markhams

On the eve of his promotion from Associate Partner to Audit partner, Stuart Hansen reflects of the importance of Shared Common Humanity and Business Acumen to thrive in professional services.  

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1st April 2024 Payroll Changes

With several payroll changes coming 1st April 2024, it’s important to understand the changes and how they will affect your business.

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Disappointing News for Property Investors

The Government has chosen to delay the phasing out of the interest limitation rule for residential property investors, as outlined in the coalition agreement between National and Act parties.