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Bright-line rule FAQs

by Matthew Gilligan 26 Nov 18

Earlier this year I wrote about some of the dangers posed by the bright-line rule when restructuring. I did this because the bright-line rule is something we grapple with daily at GRA. However, there is a series of questions that come up on a regular..

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KiwiBuild Policy

by Matthew Gilligan 31 Oct 18

Middle class, sometimes low net worth people run our labour force, including the public sector for essential services. Police, fire fighters, teachers, nurses, even doctors, are struggling to get a home in supply-starved Auckland – so they move to the regions. Net result: our schools,..

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Offshore Investing

by Matthew Gilligan 03 Oct 18

At the time of writing, Labour's new foreign buyer ban has just passed through Parliament and while this signals that New Zealand is closing its doors to foreign investment, the same does not necessarily apply in reverse to New Zealanders looking to invest offshore. While..

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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.   While the report at 194 pages covers a wide range of topics..

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Are you a property dealer?

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Sep 18

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..

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Into the downturn we go

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Aug 18

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.  As a starting point, I would note the downturn is..

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GST Issues for Property Traders

by Matthew Gilligan 11 May 18

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.  GST Basics To briefly summarise some basics, the purchase and sale of property as part of an ongoing activity of..

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Tax Loss Ring-Fencing for Investment Property

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Apr 18

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..

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Property Cycles, Ninjas and Imposters

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Mar 18

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. “How can our children ever hope to get on the property..

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