Articles by John Rowe
Thursday, April 27, 2017
There have been a number of tax changes ushered in recently with two relatively large tax bills passed into law. Below is a grab bag of some of the changes that may be relevant to you. If you are concerned that any of these changes impact on you, then please contact your client service manager at GRA.
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Monday, December 12, 2016
The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating.
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Foreign exchange (FX) is an area where we have seen clients unnecessarily losing money. And we’re not talking small amounts, either, something that became abundantly clear to us after talking with Phillip Lindberg of OM Financial.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

At GRA we have become concerned at the number of people thinking about buying leaky buildings. This was brought to our attention in our capacity as Professional Trustee, which means we (along with any other trustees) need to sign off on any planned property purchases for the trust clients we act for.   ... Read Article

Thursday, September 10, 2015
When things turn pear-shaped, it can be tempting to behave like an ostrich, bury your head in the sand, and ignore what’s going on. This is not the best policy.   ... Read Article
Monday, March 23, 2015

One common theme that seems to be on the 'up' this year, is two or more investors coming together to buy property through small private partnerships, LTC's or joint ventures.   ... Read Article

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Business owners would do well to look closely if their marketing is proving ineffective and is not generating the leads and conversions they desire. It may not be entirely the marketing's fault. In fact, it may not be the marketing's fault at all.    ... Read Article

Friday, March 28, 2014

Having got 2013's problems under control (as addressed in my previous blog), now is the time to make a plan for 2014 so it will be a year of reinvention and forward progress, rather than a repeat or worsening of the challenges of last year.    ... Read Article

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Typically at the outset of a new new year, business owners focus on a fresh start, new beginnings and how they can make it better than the previous year.    ... Read Article

Friday, March 14, 2014

In March 2013 I wrote a blog about the heavy handedness of the IRD, and that their tactics were the leading cause of bankruptcy in New Zealand. At GRA we have noticed that these tactics are getting markedly worse, and we are seeing significantly more IRD-led prosecutions.    ... Read Article

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