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

This article is part 2 in our series about cryptocurrency purchased with the intention to earn an income stream. Read Part 1 here. In summary, there is a possibility that an increase or decreases in cryptocurrency values may be on…

Cryptocurrency Purchased to Earn an Income – Part 1

This series of articles is about cryptocurrency purchased with the intention to earn an income stream. The IRD cryptocurrency update provides information about intention and purpose when acquiring cryptocurrency. For the first time, it makes specific reference to tokens that…

Transferring Cryptocurrency Between Wallets or Exchanges

A transfer of a cryptocurrency token from one wallet to another, or from a wallet to an exchange (or vice versa) is not a taxable event. Before and after a transfer, the cryptocurrency token is owned (and controlled) by the…

Cryptocurrency End of Year Tax Guide

This article outlines our: 1. Tax Summary for Cryptocurrency2. Cryptocurrency End of Year Checklist3. How we can help as cryptocurrency accountants and tax advisers If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch Tax Summary for Cryptocurrency IRD…

Cryptocurrency GST & Financial Arrangements – IRD Update

IRD have released a consultation paper about an exclusion of GST and financial arrangements to cryptocurrencies. In summary, IRD propose to exclude GST and financial arrangement rules from cryptocurrency retrospectively from 1 January 2009. This is positive news for New…

Changing from Trading to Holding Cryptocurrency

After the peak of the cryptocurrency market in 2017, many individuals were actively involved in trading cryptocurrency. The market was increasing at a rapid pace and there was significant hype surrounding cryptocurrency. Individuals would be trading multiple tokens, using multiple…