Penalties for false income reporting – case

Former restaurant owner gets home detention for false income reporting

“A former Wellington restaurant owner has been sentenced to five months home detention and 200 hours of community work for filing false Income Tax and GST returns and evading tax.

Darrell Earl Antonopoulos plead guilty to three charges of aiding or abetting his company, Whonere Holdings Limited, trading as La Casa Pasta restaurant, to provide false Income Tax returns and 24 charges of providing false GST returns to Inland Revenue with the intention of evading tax. Mr Antonopoulos was charged under the Tax Administration Act.

A great new start or the same old, same old (or something in between)?

Today the new tax changes come in for those of us still left in the rental property market. It’s the start of a new financial year and it doesn’t feel so new anymore. We are all in the throes of electing to change to LTCs, we know about the depreciation changes and we know that our rental property losses won’t have such an effect on our tax this year – but what about this year? What is going to happen to the rental property market, particularly in Auckland where one of the biggest shows in town is going to arrive in a few months time?

Getting the Taxation Fundamentals Right in Property Investment

The Tax Changes – are they making you worried about your future losses or is it back to fundamentals in property investment.

I would say that very few people enter the world of property investment thinking foremost about the way that they will benefit from being able to depreciate assets and thereby gain an annual tax rebate.

What Tax do I have to pay if I’m Selling a Property for Profit?

If you sell your family home and are lucky enough to make a good profit to help with the purchase of your next family home – don’t worry about it – if it’s all straight up and uncomplicated and the time factor is reasonable and you are doing what you say you are doing the IRD won’t be interested as the profits from the sale of a family home are generally not taxable. You will need to declare it on an IR3 – as an individual tax return and tell the IRD what you are doing and how all the figures are worked out.

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