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Residential property Ngā whare rīhi me ngā whare haumi

Managing a rental property

If you're renting out a property, including short-term like AirBnB, then you'll have tax to pay on the rental income you earn. This rental income could be from renting out land, buildings, a holiday home, or a room in your own home.

Watch our short video about receiving rental income.

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Things you need to know

  • rental income has to be taxed in the same year that you receive it
  • special rules apply to the rental of short-term accommodation such as AirBnb. Learn more about these rules
  • there are some expenses related to maintaining and renting out your property that you can claim for
  • there is no GST on residential rental property. However, if you own an investment apartment with a management or service agreement in place, there may be GST implications to consider, and
  • if you switch between renting out property and property dealing, you may be liable for tax when you sell.

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Your tax obligations

Claiming expenses

Putting it right

Useful information

Tax and your property transactions (IR361) 
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Find out about buying property to rent 
Find out about selling a property

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