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Major tax changes webinar recording

 Matthew Gilligan  26 Mar 19

Matthew Gilligan Matthew Gilligan recently ran a webinar with Real Estate Investar on tax changes, including loss ring-fencing, and you can watch the recording here.  During the webinar, Matthew discusses the major NZ tax changes that are in the pipeline, including: The Tax Working group's report • What does it contain? • What is the likelihood it will be implemented in ... More 

Don't be tempted to buy leaky buildings

 John Rowe  19 May 16

John Rowe 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.  We were concerned when we found out about ... More 

SHOULD I PAY THE PRINCIPAL OFF MY LOAN?

 Salesh Chand  21 Feb 13

Salesh Chand I get asked this question on a regular basis. The answer is simple: yes you should pay the principal off your loan. But then the question arises, which loan should I pay first, investment or personal? And, how much should I pay? You should always pay off your personal loan first as this is non-deductible for tax purposes. Unlike ... More 

PROFIT VS CASH FLOW

 John Heaslip  01 Oct 13

John Heaslip I regularly have discussions  with clients about the difference between "profit" and "cash flow"  as many clients have difficulty in differentiating between the two.  So what is the difference between profit and cash flow? Frequently it's the difference between success and bankruptcy.  Profit Profit is the surplus remaining after total expenses are deducted from total income. Expenses include explicit costs ... More 

Is the cost of insulating a rental property tax deductible?

 Anthony Strevens  07 Dec 16

Anthony Strevens As you may be aware, there is a new law that requires all tenanted homes to be insulated by 1 July 2019. Anyone who owns rental property must ensure their properties are insulated to the required standard by this date. At GRA we’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether the cost of insulating a rental property is ... More 

Unpaid tax on rental income

 Anna Loginova  12 Dec 18

Anna Loginova It is a requirement in New Zealand for parties to provide their IRD numbers when buying or selling real estate (whether as an individual or through another entity such as a company or trust). Normally this does not pose any sort of problem. However, there will be significant issues if you are selling a property that has been generating ... More 

What does Brexit mean for New Zealand?

 The Professional Trustee Team  27 Jun 16

The Professional Trustee Team Those who were watching the polls know Britain's decision to uncouple from the EU was a close thing.  Prior to the counting of the votes, many thought Bemain would win the day.  That, however, was not the case and now the uncoupling is becoming a reality.   Why did Britons choose to leave what is considered by some to ... More 

Market Update April 2017

 Kris Pedersen  05 Apr 17

Kris Pedersen It’s been an interesting start to 2017 with a much tighter credit market than what we have seen for most of the last decade. While the majority of the media have been concentrating on the fact that the market seems to have slowed since the 40% deposit rule introduction, I put more down to banks themselves pulling back in ... More 

Advantages of new builds

 Mark Honeybone  20 Jun 17

Mark Honeybone 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.   These smart tax and finance benefits make investing ... More 

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