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We're experts in property investment and portfolio building, tax structures and efficiency, business accounting, asset protection and trusts.

We focus on wealth creation for our clients. With skilled teams dedicated to property, business, governance, compliance, and education, GRA provide the accounting expertise you need and the knowledge to help you make smart decisions.

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No other firm has our depth of knowledge and experience in property investment. We literally wrote the bookProperty 101 by Matthew Gilligan! We offer services to help property investors succeed and education to help property investors succeed to help property investors succeed. Learn more about GRA services to help property investors succeed..

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GRA's Taxation Compliance Division prepares financial statements and taxation returns for many types of organisations. Large companies and small to medium sized businesses.. Learn more..about GRA tax consultancy services..

Trusts

If you’re thinking about setting up, or reviewing a family trust, then you've come to the right place. Among other benefits, trusts protect you from adverse events.. Learn more..about GRA Family Trust accounting services

Taxation

Everyone has to pay their share of taxes, and we have no qualms about that. But there are many things that you can deduct and do to reduce your taxation obligations. Learn more..about GRA Asset planning accounting services

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  Matthew Gilligan  07 May 24

Matthew Gilligan With 1 July fast approaching, it is a good time to alert readers to some of the detail around the new bright-line and rollover relief rules which come into force from that date.Reduction of bright-line period to two yearsAs most readers will be aware, the bright-line period officially reduces to two years for all residential property from 1 July. ...

  John Rowe  24 Nov 23

John Rowe At this busy time of year, I thought we could all do with a bit of humour. So I have written this tongue-in-cheek blog which I hopes brings a smile to your face. I have some exciting news to share with all of you. As an accountant with many years of experience, I have embarked on a new journey that ...

Salesh Chand Over the last few years, landlords have faced a number of challenges that impact their ability to properly maintain their rental properties and meet their financial obligations. Like any other business owner, as a property investor it’s important that you adapt to market changes and keep a close eye on your outgoings versus your income.  In this blog, I ...

  Anthony Lipscombe  28 Feb 24

Anthony Lipscombe With the trust tax rate expected to increase from 33% to 39% on 1 April 2024, now is the time to consider declaring dividends for any companies owned by trusts. Declaring a dividend before 31 March 2024 means there will only be 5% “top-up” tax payable (i.e. the difference between the company tax rate of 28% and the current trust ...

  Anthony Strevens  13 Nov 23

Anthony Strevens Anyone who provides lodging or ride-sharing services through an online marketplace in New Zealand, such as Airbnb or Uber, will be affected by new Goods and Services Tax (GST) changes, which came into force on April 1, 2024. What is the new legislation?Prior to 1 April 2024, service providers were exempt from GST if their turnover was below the $60,000 ...

  Anna Loginova  27 Nov 23

Anna Loginova Solvency is a subject that can be challenging for our clients and can cause some distress when not understood correctly. This is not a very festive subject, but it's important to address it during these uncertain times we are currently going through.What is a solvent company versus an insolvent company?A solvent company is one that has the ability to ...

Nathan Budd It’s that time of year when businesses look to reward their staff and clients by hosting Christmas parties, giving gifts, and paying bonuses.Some of these costs may be fully deductible, some may be 50% tax deductible, and others subject to Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) or PAYE deductions. To help your business stay on the right side of the Christmas ...

Quade Fraser If you are migrating to New Zealand, one item you should add to the top of your ‘to do’ list is understanding the potential tax implications your migration may cause, not only in New Zealand but also in the country you are emigrating from. Your tax obligations will be different depending on whether or not you are deemed to be ...

  The Professional Trustee Team  23 May 24

The Professional Trustee Team Professional trustees are involved in all sorts of transactions for their clients. One of these is signing the settlement documents when a trust is buying or selling a property. The sale and purchase agreement for such a transaction will detail the settlement date, i.e. the date the property officially changes ownership from the seller to the buyer. At this time, ...

Kris Pedersen The Reserve Bank (RBNZ) surprised at their recent Official Cash Rate review on the 29th of November with their adoption of a relatively hawkish tone and the suggestion that we may not have seen the end to cash rate increases. They increased their own projection for the OCR for the seventh time over the last two years, although I suspect ...

  Steve Munro - Guest Contributor  29 Apr 24

Guest Contributor I recently held a webinar which explains how to integrate life insurance with your financial goals – something that should be of interest to property investors, businessowners, salaried people, and the self-employed. You may now be thinking: How can life insurance assist with financial goals? In this presentation I demonstrate how the two can work together in a way ...

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