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Public rulings: Public rulings 2012

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Inland Revenue issues public rulings to give an interpretation on how a tax law applies to taxpayers and arrangements. These rulings set out our view of specific types of arrangements. Taxpayers whose circumstances match those in a ruling may apply it, but are not obliged to do so.

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Deductibility of break fees paid by a landlord to exit early from, or vary the interest rate of, a fixed interest rate loan, or to exit early from a fixed interest rate loan on sale of a rental property.

These three public rulings are re-issues of previous rulings which are expiring, and consider the deductibility of mortgage break fees paid by a landlord to exit early from a fixed interest rate loan (including when the property is sold) or vary the interest rate. The rulings are consistent with the conclusions reached previously, and are being issued with a single commentary covering all three.

Ruling applies from: an indefinite period beginning on the first day of the 2012/13 income year

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Current status: Indefinite

BR Pub 12/01 - 12/03 - PDF format (182kb | 19 pages)

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