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IBBZ Accounting Business and Tax Updates October 2023

Business and Tax Updates October 2023: IBBZ Accounting


As we approach November the day light savings are in, and summer is about to arrive. Summer: where the days are long, the sun is warm, and the memories are endless. Hoping we all will have the excellent summer months and upcoming break.

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New bright-line test

New bright-line test

From 1 October 2015, the Parliament introduced some changes to the property rules called as Bright-line test. The purpose of the test is to reduce the number of foreign speculators on NZ property and thus maintain positive housing prices of big cities in New Zealand. This rule only applies to residential properties bought on or after 1 October 2015. The idea behind the test is that taxpayer has to pay tax on the gain when you selling your property (with some exceptions). By taxing on the gain, it somewhat discourages speculators for housings as the profit is not as good as before.


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