Taxes

NZ Herald 29 June 2019

Q&As: All the wrong people have — and don’t have — life insurance; Offset mortgages can work well; Help coming with KiwiSaver tax, but other joint accounts still a problem; Last week’s miffed reader adds light touch to column.

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NZ Herald 20 April 2019

Q&As: Don’t try to time your move into a higher-risk fund; ‘Own pocket money’ a secret for matrimonial harmony; Non-earners should raise KiwiSaver contributions if they want a first home grant; A grandma worries about the children’s KiwiSaver accounts …; … But a mother reports her kids are doing fine; Video comparing home buyer and renter is misleading. RIP capital gains tax.

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NZ Herald 13 April 2019

Q&As: Why non-KiwiSavers 60–64 should join before July 1; Returns the same no matter how couple splits KiwiSaver contributions; Children get tax advantage in KiwiSaver; Why KiwiSaver is good for kids despite drawbacks; CGT would apply only to gains after 2021.

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NZ Herald 6 April 2019

Q&As: House price fall not bad news for everyone; No thanks, Pete, I’ll skip your offer; Long-term landlord could lose nearly a third of value under CGT; Why the fuss, property investors?; Landlord happy to accept CGT; I misread last week’s letter, but the point is unchanged

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NZ Herald 30 March 2019

Q&As: Dad misunderstands how best to contribute to children’s KiwiSaver accounts; KiwiSaver, 24, wonders whether to aim at first home or retirement money; How we blew our chance to adjust taxes for inflation; Further thoughts on inflation and the capital gains tax; Suggestion to ‘Caravan woman’ that she sells at least one rental property.

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NZ Herald 23 March 2019

Q&As: 54-year-old’s plan to take off in caravan gets a big tick; People using homes partly for business caught by tax proposals; How do the wealthy hide income?; How CGT would affect 40 and 60-year-olds in KiwiSaver…; … And those in retirement.

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NZ Herald 16 March 2019

Q&As: It’s great if you pay more tax than you get back; Why should I bother to save?, readers asks; How tax proposals would affect KiwiSaver — and rule of thumb for retirement spending; Reader thinks CGT should decrease the longer you hold an asset. A note about your questions about tax.

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NZ Herald 9 March 2019

Q&As: Man with terminal illness should simplify investments as much as possible; Several ways to look at NZ tax burden; Bach owner should stop worrying about proposed tax; Mortgage interest on holiday home would not be deductible. Have you got questions about tax report?

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NZ Herald 2 March 2019

Q&As: Capital gains tax on second homes would be based on gains from April 2020; New tax would reduce income inequality; The right adviser could help readers decide whether to sell rental; It would be great if online tool showed ethics of companies.

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NZ Herald 9 February 2019

Q&As: Self insure only for the small stuff; KiwiSaver not good for rainy day money – but diversification is important; Can’t beat mortgage repayment after taking tax into account; Mortgage versus KiwiSaver revisited.

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