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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..

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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 21 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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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..

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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,..

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Hi Salesh, I just wanted to send you an email on behalf of GRA to say how fantastic we have found your company to date. As you know, Ben and I joined GRA a couple of months ago and have just found you so amazingly helpful in getting our new property set up correctly and sorted out. We have what I would consider a rather complicated structure as a result and it’s a fantastic feeling to know that we are getting everything done in the best way possible. We have just had approval to put a minor dwelling on the property which will make a massive difference in terms of cash flow and obviously value, something we would never have even thought of without GRA and which we are very excited about. During the buying process we attended a seminar with Matthew and from the outset thought he was fab. We therein signed up for property school and found this nothing short of fantastic. The content was relevant, up to date and comprehensive, but more importantly it was taught in a way that we could actually understand and really get value out of. I wanted to mention also, that everybody GRA have recommended to us has been just so efficient and absolute masters at what they do. A wonderful network of people that we feel very lucky to now be able to call on. From Kris Pederson and Bryan Rist who put our mortgage together to the insurance guys they then referred us to, I’m super impressed. Within GRA, Ellery has probably turned things around for us faster than I’ve ever known before, something which we appreciated so very much when it came to crunch time. She’s always a pleasure to deal with and again, we’re stoked. We’ve just settled on the property today and are about to go and get the keys. I’m pretty pumped and hence this email is probably rather excitable. So, a massive thank you to you Salesh, the partners for such a fabulous 6 weeks at property school and everyone at GRA for their help. May this be the start of our property empire. Thanks again, - A & B - July 2015
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