Cool Campsites in the UK
Posted on 22nd May 2020
If you reside in the UK and looking forward to a summer holiday (especially after a very out-of-the-ordinary year so far), we’ve got a great range of campsites to park up the campervan and become one with nature. As expected, international travel is minimal (if at all) around the world, so local tourism businesses will happily welcome your holiday spending.
Changes to Motorhome Depreciation Rate
Posted on March 17, 2020
There has been a big change to the depreciation rate on motor vehicles and motorhomes. New Zealand Customs recently announced there is a change in the depreciation rates applied to motor vehicles and motorhomes from 1st of March 2020.
Reason for the change
These rates are already used by Inland Revenue and it will make it less confusing for importers and improve consistency across government agencies. There will be a consistency of depreciation rates used for imported goods for importers and also enable Customs to justify and explain the basis of the rates.*
As of 1st March 2020, a straight-line depreciation of 13.5% per year will be applied to motorhomes.
How to work it out
On a $100,000.00 NZD Motorhome – owned and used in the UK for 3 months.
$100,000.00 NZD x 13.5% = 13,500.00 / 12 = $1125.00 per month.
Motorhome arrives in NZ after 4 months = $1125.00 x 4 = $4500.00 NZD depreciation (old deprecation rate 20% - $20,000.00)
Information we have been given
McCullough Shipping has been in touch with New Zealand Customs since the new announcement and can verify the following:
- If the importer (or their agent) can prove the goods were purchased prior to 01 March 2020 and those goods are imported into New Zealand prior 01 March 2021, the old depreciation rates will still apply.
- Customs is in the process of updated fact sheets and transferring the information to their website. If you have any old fact sheets, please assume they are out-of-date and refer to the New Zealand Customs website for real-time information.
- Clients who have made a deposit on a motorhome can use the old depreciation rates if they can prove they have a signed “contract of sale” to purchase the motorhome before 1 March 2020. The vehicle will have to be imported into NZ prior to 1 March 2021 to qualify.
In short, if you have made a deposit or a payment on a motorhome and you import before March 2021 you will qualify for the old deprecation rates.
If you are unsure about how this affects your motorhome or have any questions about this new law, please contact us and we will either answer your questions or be able to put you in the right direction.
Cool Campsites in the UK
How the Corona Virus affects the New Zealand Shipping Industry
Posted on 24th February 2020
As the Corona Virus gains momentum, businesses all around the world are falling on hard times. The New Zealand shipping industry has not gone without its worries and below are the main points to come from the latest meeting held by CBAFF (Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand Inc).
Tips when moving pets overseas
Posted on 11th January 2020
They’re part of the family, so it comes as no surprise when you move overseas you will consider moving your fur baby as well. If you have children, moving without a much-loved pet can be heart-wrenching. The calming effects an animal makes on a family may also help everyone adjust to a new life and a new town.
Tips when moving high-value items
Posted on 6th November 2019
Jewellery (either high in money value and/or emotional value), pieces of art, antique furniture and antique cars are just some examples of high-value items you’ll want to think about when packing for your next big move. Though it’s impossible to safeguard against the unexpected, there are certain steps you can take to make the likelihood of valuable items being lost or damaged in transit, is kept to a minimal.
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