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Announcing a New Partner at GRA

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Mar 22

We are very pleased to announce that Anthony Lipscombe has been admitted as a partner at GRA. Anthony has been head of asset planning and tax at GRA for more than 10 years. An expert tax adviser with over 20 years’ experience, he is extremely knowledgeable..

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Legislation Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 12 Nov 21

The government have made changes to two areas of legislation that affect property investors: tax (interest deduction and bright-line), and the Resource Management Act.  Tax ChangesIn October the government finally introduced legislation into parliament setting out the proposed interest deduction rules. Here is a summary..

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New RMA Changes a Positive for Investors

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Oct 21

In a bid to seriously address the housing crisis, the Government has announced plans to change the Resource Management Act, reducing red tape and allowing for intensification of housing throughout the country. In my view this is a very positive move. Labour have the support of..

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Tax Changes Update - October 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Sep 21

The Government’s release of draft legislation this week was disappointing on a number of fronts. First, what was expected to be complex legislation has been successfully made nearly indecipherable. Second, it is of course disappointing that they are pressing ahead with the rules being effective..

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Tax Changes Update - September 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 09 Sep 21

Most readers will be well acquainted with the fact that we are expecting the interest deductibility rules to kick in from 1 October 2021. You will also likely be aware that as at the time of writing (early September), these rules are yet to be..

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Property Development and Tax - Free E-book

by Matthew Gilligan 03 Sep 21

Developing property is a very rewarding exercise, but there is a lot to consider and understand if you are going to get it right. Not only do you need to identify if a site can physically be developed, what you are legally permitted to do with..

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Property Owners 'Landed Gentry'?

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Aug 21

I was recently reading an article about Susan St John and Terry Baucher’s latest call for a harder taxation regime for all residential property in New Zealand. (Yes, harder than the myriad of changes we have already had.) These chardonnay liberals are promoting the annual taxation of..

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Interest deductibility update - June 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 11 Jun 21

On 10 June 2021, the Labour Government opened up a five-week consultation period on the new interest deductibility rules. They have released a Design of the interest limitation rule and additional bright-line rules discussion document which is lengthy and quite detailed, and reveals some interesting thinking,..

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My opinion on the new tax changes

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Apr 21

I'm seething about these tax changes. And it’s not just the fact that Labour lied to us; it’s the whole bigger picture and the implications for ordinary New Zealanders. This Government is attacking middle New Zealand with all these housing initiatives and tax reforms – it’s..

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I found Matthew Gilligan’s Property 101 and Tax Structures 101 to be superb books for the following reasons: 1. They contain a wealth of information about property investing and related tax matters; 2. The commentary is very rounded and balanced; 3. They are filled with financially savvy practical tips and red flag warnings; and 4. The relatively informal style, use of short case studies and anecdotes to illustrate points, and the clarity of presentation make the books very reader friendly. The above combine to make two books that are educational, thought provoking and inspiring. I only wish I had access to this information much earlier. - Geoff W - April 2016

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