Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
The recent Australian Budget announcements include a significant rule change which will affect any New Zealanders whom hold property investments in Australia. Specifically, the 50% discount which was available when calculating capital gains tax on property that has been held for more than 12 months..Read Article
It seems to me everyone is talking about interest rates at the moment. I've been catching snatches of conversation on trains, planes and restaurants. The topic has featured heavily on tv and in newspapers. Dinner with friends at my home on Saturday night was no..Read Article
I wanted to tell you about a very exciting event coming up for all potential and current business owners. Brad Sugars - Business is Booming Tour Brad Sugars, the world's #1 Business Coach is visiting Auckland on his 'Business is Booming' tour. During the seminar,..Read Article
Many of you will be aware that the Government have changed the rules on gift duty, repealing gift duty legislation from 1 October 2011. The effect of this is that IRD will no longer have an interest in gifts made after this date, as the..Read Article
Our experience with GRA so far has been great. Being a young couple, trying to get into investment property, there has been so much to learn and so much we simply didn't understand. You have been so patient with us, and have answered all our questions without judging. In fact you even gone so for as to offer us advice on more than just the accounting side of things. Overall, dealing with any of the staff from GRA is always a pleasant experience. Thanks. - L Schwalger
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.