Frequently Asked Questions
That's our IRD tax agency mailing address
Watch this interview in which the pros and cons are discussed. Mostly still relevant, despite ring-fencing of residential rental property losses.
In this video watch the four absolutely essential characteristics of investment property that you must get right when looking to buy: Growth, Income, Tax Effectiveness, and Affordability
No. But we have some articles. Check out
Try Receipt Bank, Xero also has its own Receipts App and some Xero subs also now include HubDoc.
No: we are not audit specialist accountants. We recommend you take out AuditShield insurance to cover these costs: it could cost thousands of dollars to defend yourself, so AuditShield is a small price to pay.
Yes, one that we know of. See this link. Weebly (who host all of our websites) contacted all affected subscribers last year. However, we don't believe that our website was affected as we were not notified for any of the dozen or more sites we used. Furthermore, Weebly stated this in their press release: "Weebly recently became aware that an unauthorized party obtained email addresses and/or usernames, IP addresses and encrypted (bcrypt hashed) passwords for a large number of customers. At this point we do not have evidence of any customer website being improperly accessed."
Structures Incl. LTCS
Read our blog about a recent Court of Appeal decision here and how you may have inadvertently gifted excessively
Woh there, not so fast! Find out here why that is sooo wrong, along with other common misconceptions about trusts
Chattels & Depreciation
Yes. Go to our Contact page for details. We accept Mastercard, VISA, direct credit and direct debit (via GoCardless) as well as GEM Visa; Amex coming soon.
We are an equal opportunities employer. Language ability is therefore only one of the things we consider. Whilst it is important to be understood, there are also many important qualities we look for in potential staff, such as integrity, patience, kindness, mildness etc. If you find that you have difficulty understanding one of our staff, please contact us (Attn: Mike or Asher) and we will be happy to assist
Among our staff who deal with clients, we have fluent speakers in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Sinhala, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Yes, some of our work is done by accounting companies and people based overseas. We have worked with all of them for several years, put a lot of time into training our systems, and established a good rapport. So we feel confident that the results generally meet standards. Of course, there are mistakes from time to time, but we have local reviewers who check the work to catch these, and due to human imperfection, mistakes will happen in any company.
No. We have never received any kind of kickback, bonus, or commission from any organizations or entities at any time. In addition, we do not pay commissions or the like for referrals from other organizations or entities. Such practices are against our company policy. This is because we feel that if we participated in arrangements of this sort we would lose our independence and our integrity could be compromised.