Foreign Tax Exemption – New Migrants and Returning New Zealanders

Are you moving to NZ with cryptocurrency? Do you want 4 years NZ tax exemption of foreign income after arriving in NZ? You may have a once in a lifetime opportunity to structure, plan, and utilize a temporary foreign tax…

Tax Overview: Staking Cryptocurrency

This article outlines the income tax treatment of cryptocurrency staking income. It includes examples of how cryptocurrency staking rewards are taxed as well as disposing the underlining crypto. Staking cryptocurrency is becoming more popular with specific providers such as Celsius…

NZ Government launched cryptocurrency inquiry to understand benefits and risks

An inquiry into the nature, impact and risk of cryptocurrencies has been announced by Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Committee. It will look into the nature and benefits of cryptocurrencies as well as the risks to both users and Aotearoa as…

Podcast: How cryptocurrency will be taxed with Tim Doyle

Cryptocurrency was once a concept linked to the dark web, apparently untraceable and outside the purview of governments. Obviously, the creators of cryptocurrency never counted on the tenacity of the taxman. We talk to leading cryptocurrency tax consultant Tim Doyle…

2021 End of Financial Year Cryptocurrency Tax Checklist

The end of the financial year is 31 March 2021. This article outlines suggested actions for end of year record keeping and accounting. We recommend you action this today! It will save you time, costs, and unnecessary complexities. The financial…

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…

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…