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The Future of Tax in New Zealand

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Dec 09

In recent times the Tax Working Group reviewing New Zealand's tax system has received increased attention. This is no surprise as it gets closer to making its recommendations, which now appear likely to come out early in the New Year.  The Tax Working Group is..

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Are You A DINK?: Case Study

by Matthew Gilligan 11 Nov 09

If you are a DINK household (double income no kids) then the ideas in this article could help you grow your wealth and protect your future. The Smiths Mr and Mrs Smith are a professional couple. Mr Smith is a doctor and Mrs Smith a..

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Proposed Changes to GST Regime

by Matthew Gilligan 09 Nov 09

In June 2008 the Government released a tax policy issues paper for public consultation that looked at options for reducing risks that GST can present to both businesses and the Government.  Following submissions in relation to this, the Government has now released a follow up..

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Rental Losses and Family Assistance

by Matthew Gilligan 28 Oct 09

A common question that I get asked is – what impact do rental losses have on my entitlements to Family Assistance? Before I answer that lets just go back a step and talk about Family Assistance... First, the technical name is now Working for Family..

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New Tainting Rules By Matthew Gilligan

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Oct 09

The long awaited new associated persons rules have finally passed into law.  On 6 October 2009 the legislation received Royal Assent.  The new rules apply to land acquired on or after 6 October and in certain instances to improvements made to buildings after that date. ..

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Capital Gains Tax on its Way?

by Matthew Gilligan 12 Oct 09

Dear Reader, A Victoria University Tax Working Group is currently considering the future direction of the New Zealand tax system. The Group is made up of various governmental, academic and industry professionals and is expected to produce a report which will be influential on the..

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Dear Clients You may have read in the National Business Review or elsewhere that the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is proposing to launch a new agreement for buying and selling property in New Zealand.  We understand that the agreement will be made available..

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WARNING: THE TAXATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS:

by Matthew Gilligan 10 Aug 09

Warning To Solicitors, Accountants and Trustees/Trust Advisors... BEWARE THE APPOINTOR IN NEW ASSOCIATED PERSONS RULES (11 August 2009) While the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee managed to weed out much of the over-reach of the new associated persons definition there still appears to be a..

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Many clients have been asking me if I think this is a better time to be investing in NZ. I think the answer is yes, but you need to be careful. The Good news: Immigration is on the rise - annualising at close to 20,000..

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Investing in residential property?

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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.

  • How to find the right property
  • How to negotiate successfully.
  • Renovation do's & don'ts.
  • Property management.
  • Case studies and examples.
  • and much, much more..
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