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Auckland Unitary Plan and What It Really Means

by Matthew Gilligan 10 Apr 13

The Auckland Council is in the process of drafting Auckland's Unitary Plan. So what is the Unitary Plan and why should we all be interested?   The Unitary Plan is one of the key tools that will be used to formulate the Auckland Plan -..

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Legislation To Tighten Company Regulations

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Mar 13

There is currently legislation before Parliament seeking to tighten up rules around incorporation of companies on the New Zealand Companies Office Register. In particular, there is concern about companies being incorporated with offshore shareholders and directors, and then being used in criminal activities. A large..

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Latest Tax Update

by Matthew Gilligan 08 Mar 13

Late last year the IRD issued a raft of statements including draft new legislation and new interpretations of existing rules. A few important ones that clients should note as potentially relevant are: - The IRD have issued a new interpretation statement (not in draft form)..

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Proposed New IRD Position on Residency

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Feb 13

The IRD has recently released a draft interpretation statement on tax residency. Although only draft at this stage, it signals a significant change in the way the IRD applies tax residency rules and if finalised without alteration may impact upon clients whom are outside of..

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We are scratching our heads at GRA, wondering if the world has gone completely mad. To say we are astonished at the opinions of one particular economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, whose comments were recently published in the New Zealand Herald, is putting it mildly.He said that..

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Housing Scarcity in Auckland

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Oct 12

For a long time now we at GRA have said that Auckland is the best place in New Zealand to invest in residential property and this has been confirmed with recent headlines about its current "property crisis". Prices have been rising and will continue to..

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Holiday Home Tax Grab

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Sep 12

Draft legislation reflecting the Government's desire to reduce tax benefits in respect of mixed use assets has now been released. Mixed use assets are assets that are used for both private and business purposes with holiday homes being perhaps the best example of this. The..

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If you have a company that used to be an LAQC before the rule change on 1 April 2011 and you have not previously taken any action in terms of transitioning the company into the new Look Through Company (LTC) regime, you still have one..

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LAQC - Second Window of Opportunity

by Matthew Gilligan 22 May 12

If you have a company that was previously a Loss Attributing Qualifying Company (LAQC) and you did not elect to convert the company into the new Look Through Company (LTC) regime or disband the company into a sole trader or partnership, you now have a..

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