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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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Interest In Interest Rates

by Matthew Gilligan 21 Feb 12

It seems to me everyone is talking about interest rates at the moment. I've been catching snatches of conversation on trains, planes and restaurants. The topic has featured heavily on tv and in newspapers. Dinner with friends at my home on Saturday night was no..

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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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Alert: Special Report on Gift Duty

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Sep 11

Many of you will be aware that the Government have changed the rules on gift duty, repealing gift duty legislation from 1 October 2011.  The effect of this is that IRD will no longer have an interest in gifts made after this date, as the..

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New Tax Rules Proposed for Holiday Homes

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Sep 11

The IRD has recently released an issues paper in relation to the tax treatment of mixed-use assets.  Whilst the issues paper will apply to a range of assets including yachts, launches, aircraft for example, its application to holiday homes is likely most relevant to readers..

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Whilst it has almost been six months since the new zero rating provisions for land transactions came into force, at GRA we are still seeing quirks and issues emerge as practitioners and property traders / investors come to grips with the new rules.  In today's..

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Recent GST Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jul 11

In our last newsletter I talked about the new zero rating rules that apply to land transactions between two GST registered parties.  In this edition I'm going to look at the new apportionment rules that were brought in at the same time and apply from..

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Sunday Rant...

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jul 11

Labour intend to ring fence property losses to future property income. This will send thousands of investors broke fast. Take investors tax refunds away, property values crash. This is well documented overseas. Sweden property values dropped 35% when they ring fenced losses and the following..

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Many of our clients come to us because they are not getting advice or they are not satisfied with advice they are receiving from other accountants.  In recent times the tax changes introduced by the National Government regarding property investors have created quite a stir..

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