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Office Temporarily Closed

Office Temporarily Closed

To say that we are in unprecedented times is an understatement.  We, like the majority of businesses in New Zealand will be closing our doors temporarily to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Our office will be closed from Wednesday 25 March, but we will remain accessible to you via email.  If you require assistance, please contact us via email at: info@bennettca.co.nz.

We will provide any support and assistance that we can.

We will reopen when the Government announces that it is safe to

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Landlords: new rules for residential property tax deductions

Landlords:  new rules for residential property tax deductions

From the 2019-20 income year onward, new rules apply to deductions claimed for residential properties. Residential property deductions will now be ring-fenced, meaning they can only be used to offset income from residential property. You cannot use rental losses to offset other income like salary and wages. Also, residential property deductions you claim for the year cannot exceed the amount of income you earn from the property for the year.  Any excess deductions must be carried forward from year to year until they can be used. If you have more than one
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Modernising the Charities Act

Modernising the Charities Act The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has launched a public consultation on modernising the Charities Act 2005.  It is reported that the purpose of modernising the Act is about ensuring it is fit for purpose and suits the needs of New Zealand’s diverse charities and that will contribute to a sustainable charities sector where:
  • New Zealanders understand, trust, and have confidence in charities
  • Charities have the capability and capacity to effectively deliver on their charitable purposes, and New Zealanders benefit as a result; and
  • The expertise and independent voice of
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