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As I write, interest rates are rising and property values are falling. While for many, all they can see is unending doom and gloom, in this article I take a closer look at what it really means for property investors. Firstly, we’ve seen this all before,..

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Background   Over 80% of start-up businesses fail in the first five years. One of the tasks accountants in public practice deal with is assisting clients when this occurs. Liquidation is the insolvency process related to companies and formally deals with those going through this..

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  New Trust Disclosure Rules

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Aug 22

This video post outlines the government's new trust disclosure rules: what they are, and who they apply to. The new rules require trusts to make additional disclosures when filing income tax returns unless the trust meets certain exemptions. Non-exempt trusts need to prepare financial statements..

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Property Market, The Labour Government & The Reserve Bank: An adversarial and unconstructive relationshipIt has been disappointing to watch the plethora of contradictory policies coming out of the Ardern Government and the Reserve Bank (RB) over the last five years. There is zero accountability for..

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Announcing a New Partner at GRA

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Mar 22

We are very pleased to announce that Anthony Lipscombe has been admitted as a partner at GRA. Anthony has been head of asset planning and tax at GRA for more than 10 years. An expert tax adviser with over 20 years’ experience, he is extremely knowledgeable..

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Legislation Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 12 Nov 21

The government have made changes to two areas of legislation that affect property investors: tax (interest deduction and bright-line), and the Resource Management Act.  Tax ChangesIn October the government finally introduced legislation into parliament setting out the proposed interest deduction rules. Here is a summary..

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  Tax Changes & Property Market Update

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Oct 21

In this webinar, Matthew Gilligan and Anthony Lipscombe discuss the implications of the interest deductibility and bright-line rules. Topics covered include: Interest non-deductibility and how it will affect investors Extension of the bright-line rule to 10 years Exemption of the above rules for ‘new builds’..

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New RMA Changes a Positive for Investors

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Oct 21

In a bid to seriously address the housing crisis, the Government has announced plans to change the Resource Management Act, reducing red tape and allowing for intensification of housing throughout the country. In my view this is a very positive move. Labour have the support of..

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Tax Changes Update - October 2021

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Sep 21

The Government’s release of draft legislation this week was disappointing on a number of fronts. First, what was expected to be complex legislation has been successfully made nearly indecipherable. Second, it is of course disappointing that they are pressing ahead with the rules being effective..

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