Articles by John Heaslip
Since 2009, the Inland Revenue Department has been cracking down on industries known to pay workers under the table (i.e. undeclared cash payments). According to an article in the NZ Herald in April 2018, New Zealand is missing out on about $800 million in its annual tax take..Read Article
Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear. In New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) allows depreciation on certain items to be claimed as a type of expense for income tax, so it is beneficial to..Read Article
Over the years I have had wide-ranging conversations with clients about boarding services and how to qualify. The reason people wish to qualify is as providing a boarding service is if the amount of income you receive falls below either the “weekly standard-cost” threshold or..Read Article
There are a number of issues that New Zealand tax residents must grapple with if they are to invest in Australian rental properties. It’s important to understand what these issues are because they can have a significant impact upon your profitability. Financial Arrangements - foreign..Read Article
If you own (or plan to own) residential rental property in Australia, there are changes to the tax deduction rules that will affect you, particularly if your cash flow is tight. These changes were announced in the May 2017 Australian Federal budget and were passed..Read Article
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..Read Article
In April 2016 the Government announced a new SME-friendly tax package, which will make paying tax easier and more certain, reduce the burden of interest and penalties, and help smaller businesses tailor payments to their own circumstances. PROVISIONAL TAX To give you some background, provisional..Read Article
In my day to day interaction with clients I meet a lot of small business owners who are in their embryonic stage. They are busy practising their particular expertise and, as such, most budding entrepreneurs do not willingly spend time thinking about the administration of..Read Article
For most clients, 1 April signals the start of the New Year for business and tax purposes and the month of March brings opportunities to minimize tax and maximize cash surpluses for the coming year. A well known quote “if you fail to plan,..Read Article
The seminar last night was the best I have attended. Your speech was inspiring, professional and interesting. I have followed GRA for a very long time and really love your books Property 101 and Tax Structures 101. I didn't find them in the library of Victoria University and managed to ask the uni to purchase some copies so that students won't miss out these amazing books. - Kardy - December 2017
If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.
Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.