Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
You are likely aware of the bright-line tax rule. Initially brought in as a two-year rule, the Labour Government extended it to five years, effective from 29 March 2018. On the face of it, the regime is relatively simple in that you either sell a..Read Article
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..Read Article
On 29 March 2018 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..Read Article
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..Read Article
There are imminent changes to the bright-line test which will affect you if you are planning to buy or restructure investment property. You are probably already familiar with the two-year bright-line test that was introduced in October 2015. Under this test, investment property that is..Read Article
Many property investors are wondering what the property market is doing, and we've had several people ask us what our predictions are for the next year or so. Being aware of where we are in the cycle, as well as other factors affecting property, helps..Read Article
I would like to express my sincere thanks to yourself and the team at GRA / Cornwall Trustees for the services you recently provided to my Trust. You were both professional and expedient in organising for Skeates Law and yourselves to execute the conveyancing of my property into the Trust to allow the title to reflect the correct Trustee names at LINZ and on the local council rating system in time for my advertising the sale of this property. I am sure that you have a team supporting you that allows you to make quick decisions and for these decisions to be executed with accuracy and pace that provided such an excellent service to my Trust. This also reminds me of an old L.V Martin television advert where their motto was "it’s the putting right that counts" and you certainly did do this in my case. In return you have a very satisfied client who wishes to convey their appreciation of their experience. Kind regards - Pravin
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.