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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..


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..


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  Matthew Gilligan  15 Mar 24

Matthew Gilligan One 14 March 2024, the government released draft legislation coming good on its promise to reduce the bright-line period to two years and repeal the interest limitation rules. The highlights are as follows:Bright-lineA two-year bright-line period will apply to all property where sale occurs on or after 1 July 2024.  The date that you enter into the agreement to ...

  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  18 May 23

The Professional Trustee Team If you’re enjoying a well-earned retirement, or looking out for the interests of your parents who are, there may come a time when rest home care is required, and you have to deal with funding the cost of that care. Will you be eligible for the Residential Care Subsidy?There is government support available in the form of the Residential Care ...

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  08 Nov 23

Guest Contributor As an insurance adviser and a property investor, I’ve often felt like a circus performer, juggling every dollar amidst soaring interest rates. Life's unpredictability remains the one constant through it all.The ACC Reality CheckMany perceive the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) as a beacon. However, contrary to popular belief, it's not the all-encompassing safety net that it appears to be. ...

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