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  Property, Tax and Finance Update

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Jun 24

Keeping abreast of market changes is an important part of making good business and property investment decisions. The rules and legislation around tax and finance change constantly, as does the property market as it moves through its various cycles of boom and bust. It can..

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  Funny and on point

by Matthew Gilligan 12 Jun 24

I thought Paul Henry’s speech at the Act Party’s annual Change Makers event was funny, onpoint, and worth sharing. Enjoy..

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Bright-line and Rollover Relief Rules

by Matthew Gilligan 07 May 24

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..

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Bright-line and Interest Deduction Update

by Matthew Gilligan 15 Mar 24

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..

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Recessionary Times

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Feb 24

Tax and legal professionals generally see what’s going on in the property and business landscape before it makes headlines. Our clients—property investors and businesspeople—provide us with front-row seats to what’s unfolding in the market. And I must say at time of writing in February 2024,..

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Impact of Debt-to-Income Restrictions

by Matthew Gilligan 26 Jan 24

This week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced their proposal to introduce debt-to-income (DTI) restrictions (also known as debt serviceability restrictions or DSRs) on home lending. Being in practice as chartered accounts specialising in property, GRA are in a good position to read sentiment..

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  Should you invest in this market?

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Jan 24

In November 2023, I was interviewed by Blandon Leung of MortgageHQ.We discussed my journey into property investment, common challenges faced by investors, my investment philosophies, and my predictions for the 2024 property market. You can watch the video below..

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BRIGHT-LINE ANNOUNCEMENT

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Dec 23

Today (20 December 2023) the coalition government announced that the bright-line test will be reduced to two years from 1 July 2024. This is what Nicola Willis had to say:"Today I am announcing our immediate decision to bring the brightline test for residential property back to..

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Coalition Government Tax Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 24 Nov 23

Today, New Zealand’s coalition government with National, Act and NZ First was finally announced. Some important decisions around tax and property investment have already been confirmed. Note that at time of writing we are still waiting on the detail around much of this, and we will..

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