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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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As part of the Government’s property policy announcements today (23 March 2021), there are two significant changes to tax rules that will impact residential property investors. If you don't support the changes, there is a petition that you can sign (link here and at the..

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Restructuring? Look Before You Leap

by Matthew Gilligan 03 Mar 21

When the 2022 income year commences on April 1 2021, the government’s new highest personal marginal tax rate of 39% will be in effect. This rate of income tax applies to individuals on income that they earn in excess of $180,000. It is likely that..

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Property, Tax and Finance Predictions for 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 17 Dec 20

After a crazy 2020, many investors and would-be investors are wondering what 2021 will hold in store for them. I outline my views and share my predictions in this article, which I hope you will find useful. Firstly, who am I to tell you what 2021..

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With New Zealand’s borders being closed, and likely to be closed for some time, a number of clients who have rented properties on a short-term basis (e.g. via Airbnb) are converting those properties to long-term residential tenancies. This raises the question – what are the..

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Breaking News - Tax Rate Change

by Matthew Gilligan 10 Sep 20

Yesterday (9 September 2020) Labour announced a new tax rate of 39% on personal income exceeding $180,000 per annum. Key points that we know so far:•  Applies to individuals only, i.e. an individual on a salary of, say, $200,000 will pay an additional $1,200 per..

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Busting Trust Myths

by Matthew Gilligan 21 Aug 20

“Trust busting” is the term often used to describe instances where a court finds in favour of a claimant trying to access trust assets. Here, though, I do not want to talk about “trust busting”. Instead I want to bust some trust myths. There has..

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Impact of Covid on the Property Market

by Matthew Gilligan 06 Jul 20

I have been surprised at the somewhat negative media commentary on property in the last 90 days, with prominence given to many of the usual doomsayer economists predicting a market meltdown. With predictions of 10–20% price drops (and a few keyboard warriors during lockdown saying..

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Matthew's Top Corona Tips

by Matthew Gilligan 31 Mar 20

Thanks to COVID-19, we are in a rapidly changing environment. Lockdown commenced on the 26th of March. It is quite possibly a two-month lock down, but that is conjecture. We are in the “initial 4-week period”.The Government is putting things in place to help the..

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