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KiwiSaver: Scheme can't be used in tax return
KiwiSaver: Scheme can't be used in tax return

KiwiSaver investment income is effectively quarantined from other gains or losses and the tax paid is final.

Claire Matthews: Why must politicians tinker with KiwiSaver?
Claire Matthews: Why must politicians tinker with KiwiSaver?

What KiwiSaver really needs is to be left alone by the politicians and allowed to get on with its purpose…

Inside Money: National messes KiwiSaver house rules
Inside Money: National messes KiwiSaver house rules

First Labour, now National have unveiled plans to mess up KiwiSaver. It was always too much to hope…

KiwiSaver: So where's my account?
KiwiSaver: So where's my account?

One of the big myths about KiwiSaver is that the money is held by the government, writes Helen Twose.

Editorial: Demand for investment property the problem
Editorial: Demand for investment property the problem

With the economy performing well on most other fronts the residential property market remains its major defect.

Nats in push to woo first-home buyers
Nats in push to woo first-home buyers

National is promising grants for first-home buyers on modest incomes will be doubled - to up to $20k for a couple buying…

Mary Holm: Mistake to judge over the short term
Mary Holm: Mistake to judge over the short term

I joined KiwiSaver the day it started. I am in the Kiwi Wealth balanced fund. I am a 67-year-old retired widow with no other…

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KiwiSaver: Using savings the second time
KiwiSaver: Using savings the second time

I bought a property in 2007 and I'm now selling it at a $30,000 loss as it is currently untenanted and…

Mary Holm: Labour's capital gains tax plan explained

I find it remarkable that Labour's proposed capital gains tax has generated so little debate.

Michael Littlewood: Fair tax for savers? Unfair for everyone else.

A group of organisations has launched a campaign to lower tax on investment income earned through KiwiSaver savings and…

KiwiSaver: Top up before you hit 65 to get Govt cash

I turned 65 on July 13. I believe the government tax credit stops when you turn 65 and the member tax credit year starts…

Claire Matthews: NZ First KiwiSaver policy misguided
Claire Matthews: NZ First KiwiSaver policy misguided

It is unfortunate to see NZ First suggesting significant changes to KiwiSaver as part of its policy…

Can't save? Blame genes

We all know that we should save to ensure our golden years really do turn out to be what the name suggests but why do we…

Mary Holm: Strong dollar driving car prices down

A few final words in regards to the discussion about purchasing a new vs used car. Your previous contributors have all made…

Inside Money: How to save tax - a debate of two halves

According to Morningstar the tax environment for New Zealand managed funds - including KiwiSaver - is relatively benign.

ANZ launches Oz super transfer service

ANZ bank has launched a new service to help Kiwis pool their retirement savings in Australia and bring the money back to…

KiwiSaver industry group says law firm has got it wrong
KiwiSaver industry group says law firm has got it wrong

A lobby group for the KiwiSaver industry says a law firm which criticised its proposal to cut tax for…

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