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Matthew Gilligan Blog

Matthew Gilligan Blog

Friday, June 22, 2018

You are likely aware of the bright-line tax rule. Initially brought in as a two-year rule, the Labour Government extended it to five years, effective from 29 March 2018. On the face of it, the regime is relatively simple in that you either sell a residential property within the bright-line period, or you do not.   ... Read Article

John Rowe Blog

John Rowe Blog

Monday, December 18, 2017
I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse.   ... Read Article

Janet Xuccoa Blog

Janet Xuccoa Blog

Monday, December 18, 2017
Property contracts, including sale and purchase agreements and building contracts, sometimes include clauses that can be harmful to the unwary. And by unwary, I simply mean people who are not used to dealing with such legal documentation. 
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Salesh Chand Blog

Salesh Chand Blog

Friday, February 09, 2018
With a cooler Auckland property market, what should buyers and sellers be doing to maximise their chances of success? Sellers obviously want to get the highest price possible, while buyers (especially investors who are focused on the numbers) want the opposite. Funnily enough, auctions can work well for both. 
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John Heaslip Blog

John Heaslip Blog

Monday, May 07, 2018
If you own (or plan to own) residential rental property in Australia, there are changes to the tax deduction rules that will affect you, particularly if your cash flow is tight. These changes were announced in the May 2017 Australian Federal budget and were passed by Parliament on 15 November 2017. 
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Anthony Strevens Blog

Anthony Strevens Blog

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The IRD have introduced new regulations that allow the Commissioner to disclose information about a taxpayer’s tax debts to approved credit reporting agencies if certain preconditions are met. (These new regulations are found in section 85N of the Tax Administration Act.)  ... Read Article

Kris Pedersen Blog

Kris Pedersen Blog

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I’ve noticed most people starting this year with a bit of optimism. However, it’s hard to say how much of that is based around fundamentals, and how much is more attributable to the amazing weather we have been having and a decent summer break.
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Mark Honeybone Blog

Mark Honeybone Blog

Monday, December 11, 2017
Choosing the right real estate agent can make a big difference to your selling experience, and to your bottom line. A knowledgeable real estate agent can make you a lot of money. On the other hand, if you don’t have a good agent, you can unnecessarily lose a lot of money. 
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