Rental Property Tax Returns

Do you own a Rental Property? If you do, you will need to file a tax return to either declare your rental profit or claim your rental loss. We are specialists in rental property tax returns and can help you with your rental property tax requirements. 

Why choose us for rental tax returns?

We know Rental Property Returns inside out. Here at Stephen Larsen and Co, we are a dedicated team of property tax accountants..

Our experienced team are here to handle every aspect of your rental property tax. We understand the importance of your investment property and what you can and can't do.

We file your rental property tax returns with IRD and handle every aspect to give you total peace of mind.

If you are planning to purchase a New Build please contact us so we can send you the spreadsheet calculator which is designed for new builds.

What our clients say:

"Stephen and his staff are kind and welcoming people and they looked after us well all these years and I and my wife are happy with him."

Rental Investors – Palmerston North October 2021

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Rental Property Owner - Wellington October 2021


Q: What information do I need to provide you with?

A: Generally the information we require for the preparation of a rental property return is fairly straight-forward. We need to know the IRD numbers and contact details of the individuals who own the rental property. We need to know how much rent you have received and what expenses you have paid out for your rental property. If you have a mortgage we need to see the mortgage bank statements so we can calculate how much interest you can claim. See the PDF below to see a list of the types of expenses you can claim. If you have just purchased a rental property we need to see the Sale & Purchase Agreements and the Lawyers Statements.

Q: What Expenses can I claim on my Rental Property?

A: You can claim the following as expenses;

  • Interest on the Mortgage on the Rental Property
  • Accountancy Fees
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Cleaning and Pest Control
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Mileage to visit property.
  • Insurance and Rates
  • Bank Fees on your Rental Property Bank Account
  • Property Manager's Fees
  • Advertising for Tenants
  • Rubbish Disposal

See download for the full list of expenses you can claim:

Rental Property Checklist

Q: How long will it take?

A: Once we have all the information we can have the returns completed within 4 weeks. If you require your return before a certain deadline, we can prioritise your job without additional cost if the deadline is reasonable.

Q: Can I book an appointment?

A: Yes, and we recommend that you do this. Call us on 04 232 4122 or 06 357 7011 and we can arrange an interview time that suits you.

Q: I come from outside Wellington and Palmerston North, do we have to have a face-to-face meeting?

A: No you don’t. We are more than happy to communicate with you via email, phone or post – whatever works best for you. We service rental property clients New Zealand wide and we also service clients who have moved to Australia and still rent out a house back here in NZ.