Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Monday, August 12, 2019
In this blog I look at the tax implications of a New Zealander investing in property offshore. While there is much coverage of the implications of investing in property in NZ, there is less commentary on offshore investment. 
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Investing in property offshore

In this blog I look at the tax implications of a New Zealander investing in property offshore. While there is much coverage of the implications of investing in property in NZ, there is less commentary on offshore investment. 
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

If you have a spare bedroom or two at home, you may think about renting it out in order to generate some additional income.  As you might expect, there are potential tax implications if you do so. The tax implications differ depending on the arrangement you have with the occupant. Broadly speaking, there are three different types of occupants as follows:  ... Read Article

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Renting out the spare bedroom

If you have a spare bedroom or two at home, you may think about renting it out in order to generate some additional income.  As you might expect, there are potential tax implications if you do so. The tax implications differ depending on the arrangement you have with the occupant. Broadly speaking, there are three different types of occupants as follows:  ... Read Article

Friday, June 07, 2019
After several months considering over 250 submissions, the Finance and Expenditure Committee has reported back to Parliament on the loss ring-fencing rules. Reflecting the fact that the original draft was somewhat of a shambles, they have thrown that out and started again from scratch. 
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Friday, June 07, 2019

Ring-fencing Update

After several months considering over 250 submissions, the Finance and Expenditure Committee has reported back to Parliament on the loss ring-fencing rules. Reflecting the fact that the original draft was somewhat of a shambles, they have thrown that out and started again from scratch. 
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
I wrote about loss ring-fencing in my December article, and it is still a hot topic. With the rules to take effect from 1 April 2019, and the legislation still not finalised, there are a number of questions that remain. I address some of these using case studies, which could well apply to you.  
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Loss Ring-fencing Questions

I wrote about loss ring-fencing in my December article, and it is still a hot topic. With the rules to take effect from 1 April 2019, and the legislation still not finalised, there are a number of questions that remain. I address some of these using case studies, which could well apply to you.  
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Monday, September 24, 2018

The Tax Working Group has released its interim report on its review of the NZ tax system.  The interim report discloses the TWG’s direction as it pushes towards finalising its recommendations in February 2019.    ... Read Article

Monday, September 24, 2018

TWG Recommends Capital Gains Tax (First Report) 2018

The Tax Working Group has released its interim report on its review of the NZ tax system.  The interim report discloses the TWG’s direction as it pushes towards finalising its recommendations in February 2019.    ... Read Article

Monday, September 03, 2018
One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, ‘Am I a property dealer?’ The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They want to know if these property sales mean that they are 'property dealers'.   ... Read Article
Monday, September 03, 2018

Are you a property dealer?

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, ‘Am I a property dealer?’ The typical scenario is that a client approaches me after having sold a couple of properties in the past few years and is now about to sell another one. They want to know if these property sales mean that they are 'property dealers'.   ... Read Article
Monday, August 20, 2018
With business sentiment softening and the property market coming off the boil in Auckland, I thought I would join the bandwagon and talk about the doom and gloom that is prevailing in property investment circles.   ... Read Article
Monday, August 20, 2018

Into the downturn we go

With business sentiment softening and the property market coming off the boil in Auckland, I thought I would join the bandwagon and talk about the doom and gloom that is prevailing in property investment circles.   ... Read Article
Friday, May 11, 2018
One taxation risk facing those of you engaged in property dealing, development or building activity, is the risk associated with treatment of GST on purchase. 
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Friday, May 11, 2018

GST Issues for Property Traders

One taxation risk facing those of you engaged in property dealing, development or building activity, is the risk associated with treatment of GST on purchase. 
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Friday, April 13, 2018
On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour’s promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth considering some of the detail provided.   ... Read Article
Friday, April 13, 2018

Tax Loss Ring-Fencing for Investment Property

On 29 March an issues paper was released outlining Labour’s promised tax loss ring-fencing proposals. While it is important to appreciate that this issues paper is designed to generate public feedback and therefore does not represent the final form of the rules, it is worth considering some of the detail provided.   ... Read Article
Monday, March 19, 2018
It was a warm summer’s night, sausages were sizzling on the barbeque, cool beverages were being sipped, and the conversation turned to property. “Prices are so astronomical they are completely unaffordable,” lamented one person.  ... Read Article
Monday, March 19, 2018

Property Cycles, Ninjas and Imposters

It was a warm summer’s night, sausages were sizzling on the barbeque, cool beverages were being sipped, and the conversation turned to property. “Prices are so astronomical they are completely unaffordable,” lamented one person.  ... Read Article

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