Taxes

NZ Herald 7 July 2018

Q&As: Proposed KiwiSaver changes would help many, but not reader; Share investment ‘rule’ applies even if you’re 80; Reader unhappy about share v property comparison; Former accountant spills the beans on tax complexity.

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NZ Herald 30 June 2018

Q&As: Reader’s analysis is iffy — NZ shares have grown more than house prices; KiwiSaver member unhappy with post-65 withdrawal process; Do the calculations on whether higher term deposit rates are worth it; Simple and fair taxation impossible, but we have to try.

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NZ Herald 16 June 2018

Q&As: Who to appeal to on KiwiSaver financial hardship withdrawal; Check insurance if doing Airbnb; Upset reader wants me to apologise to fathers; Pick your term when ‘laddering’ term deposits; Ask the bank, and ye shall receive; Tax on landlords ‘would be unfair’; One reason some don’t contribute to KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 9 June 2018

Q&As: Single mother should stick with term deposits — but ladder them; 4 Q&As on whether mortgage interest should be deductible by landlords and homeowners; More people live in average rental property than in owner-occupied home; Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay to get their tax return prepared; Reminder about getting maximum KiwiSaver tax credit.

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NZ Herald 2 June 2018

Q&As: The upsides and downsides of renting out space on Airbnb; Tax expert comments on landlord’s letter…; …and on letter from critic of negative gearing; Landlord’s light workload.

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NZ Herald 26 May 2018

Q&As: Property investors’ interest deductions not unfair; A landlord’s busy week; Investors contribute to housing shortage; My suggestion was ‘morally wrong’; Employers shouldn’t subsidize retirement savings, reader says; An omission about taxation of shares; Keep watching.

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NZ Herald 19 May 2018

Q&As: Hard to get info about tax on gains from share trading; In KiwiSaver, the government’s deal gets better, but not the employers’; Superannuitant should take heating payment and give it to charity; Landlord objects to my comment, says he works hard; Comments about financial advisers sought.

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NZ Herald 12 May 2018

Q&As: Does Labour still plan to restart KiwiSaver kickstart?; House sale price shows the power of long-term compounding; Reader surprised by my advice to sell rentals in retirement; Another retiree thoroughly enjoys being a landlord; Battle between property investors and first home buyers; Wealthy reader agrees that lack of capital gains tax is unfair.

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NZ Herald 5 May 2018

Q&As: Employers taking their KiwiSaver contributions out of employee pay should be stopped; “Fatal flaw” in short selling not so fatal; Reader thinks IRD should have been tougher on rental capital gains…; …While another reader suggests an alternative tax; “It’s property investor activity that counts” says reader.

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