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Tax Overview: Contractor Getting Paid in Cryptocurrency

More contractors are being paid in cryptocurrency. This occurs when a contractor performs services and receives cryptocurrency as payment (instead of NZ dollars). The amount of remuneration (cryptocurrency received for services) will depend on the contracting agreement. It could be…

How much tax do I pay on my cryptocurrency profits?

Marginal Tax Rates An individual combines their cryptocurrency profits for the financial year (1 April to 31 March) and reports a single profit/loss amount to Inland Revenue (IRD) in their income tax return. The crypto profit is combined with their…

Planning for Tax – Decisions to Consider

Cryptocurrency prices have increased significantly in 2020 and many clients have made money from their investments. Tax liabilities for the financial year ending 31 March 2021 are likely to follow; prepare now. Some clients will keep their profits invested in…

Inland Revenue Requests Information from New Zealand Cryptocurrency Companies

You have likely received an email in the past month informing you that IRD has requested client information from NZ cryptocurrency retailers. This includes your personal details and purchase/sale history. All businesses in NZ (regardless of industry) are legally required…

Cryptocurrency Purchased to Earn an Income – Part 2

Update (March 2021): We have recently submitted binding rulings with IRD on the position outlined below (further reading here). At this point in time, tax-free capital gains from cryptocurrency are unlikely. A potential tax-free position requires the taxpayer to show…

Cryptocurrency Purchased to Earn an Income – Part 1

Update (March 2021): We have recently submitted binding rulings with IRD on the position outlined below (further reading here). At this point in time, tax-free capital gains from cryptocurrency are unlikely. A potential tax-free position requires the taxpayer to show…