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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..

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GRA Blogs: Latest Posts

Property, Debt and Covid-19

 Matthew Gilligan  23 Mar 20

Matthew Gilligan For those of you who are worried because you are carrying debt on property, I share my perspective on the impending doom that Covid-19 has wrought upon us. Just remember, people, banks lend on closer to 6:1 mixed median multiples (median house prices: median household incomes) in NZ. They appear to be up to 12:1 but banks don’t lend unless ... More 

Shareholders disputes and how to avoid them

 John Rowe  31 Jul 18

John Rowe We were recently involved with assisting a new client to resolve a dispute between shareholders. This was a prime example of a business succession planning scenario going wrong.  On the face of it, the client had everything you should have, such as a constitution and a shareholders’ agreement, but the relationship got such that it was completely dysfunctional and ... More 

Money supply for property investment

 Salesh Chand  26 Feb 17

Salesh Chand 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 ... More 

Proposed FBT changes for SMEs

 John Heaslip  08 Feb 17

John Heaslip A tax amendment for close companies that provide motor vehicles to shareholder-employees has been proposed for the 2018 financial year onwards.OverviewCompanies with five or less shareholders (close companies) that provide their shareholder-employees with a motor vehicle for private use are required to register and pay fringe benefit tax (FBT) for that benefit, subject to certain exemptions. Sole traders and ... 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 

The flaws of introducing DTI

 The Professional Trustee Team  24 Aug 17

The Professional Trustee Team 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 ... 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 

The Five Common Mistakes of Life Insurance

 Steve Munro  15 Jul 20

Steve Munro Do you currently have life insurance in place? Unless you’re single, living the high life, flying solo, and not bothered what happens to your debts when you die, then you’re going to need to have the right life cover in place. Life insurance isn’t something that you lie in bed at night thinking about. Rather, life insurance generally comes ... 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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