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Matthew Gilligan Blog

Matthew Gilligan Blog

Friday, August 25, 2017
I wonder if the Reserve Bank’s enthusiasm for introducing debt-to-income ratios has more to do with social agenda than strengthening the economy and protecting the banking system.   ... Read Article

John Rowe Blog

John Rowe Blog

Friday, June 02, 2017

If you are not a tax resident of New Zealand and have a New Zealand trust with New Zealand resident trustees, you may be subject to the IRD’s new foreign trust registration and disclosure rules.   ... Read Article

Janet Xuccoa Blog

Janet Xuccoa Blog

Thursday, August 24, 2017
We’ve lived for a while now with the quiet rumblings of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) wishing to introduce a new macro prudential policy of debt-to-income ratio (DTI) on the premise this is needed to ensure stability in our financial system. Much has been written about this and indeed I canvassed the subject myself when I presented at our 2016 annual Property & Trust seminar.
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Salesh Chand Blog

Salesh Chand Blog

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The money supply for property investing is getting tighter. It is becoming harder to obtain finance because policy is changing in an effort to protect New Zealand’s banking system. So now is a good time to think about where your money supply comes from and where you will source it in the future, especially if things take a turn for the worse.   ... Read Article

John Heaslip Blog

John Heaslip Blog

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A tax amendment for close companies that provide motor vehicles to shareholder-employees has been proposed for the 2018 financial year onwards.  ... Read Article


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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
For a while it appeared that the introduction of the 60% LVR rule for investors would make the property market easier for first home buyers. However, as per this article in the Herald and these statistics from the Reserve Bank, first home buyers are finding it difficult as well.
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Mark Honeybone Blog

Mark Honeybone Blog

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax advantages from higher chattel depreciation.    ... Read Article