Articles by Matthew Gilligan
Once again the topic of capital gains tax (CGT) has reared its ugly head. Speculation is that Labour will unveil a property investment targeted capital gains tax when it announces its tax policy in the next two weeks. The Greens have thrown their not so considerable..Read Article
On 1 April 2011 new GST rules came into force. Perhaps the change of most significance to many of our clients are the new rules around zero rating of land transactions. These rules were brought in to address concerns the Government had about GST leakage..Read Article
The 2012 tax year began on 1 April 2011 for most taxpayers and with it new tax rules in relation depreciation on buildings and LAQCs finally came into force. We have written a number of times on the potential impact these rules may have on you..Read Article
Firstly our hearts go out to those in Christchurch who have had to endure the earthquakes and aftershocks of recent time. Many of our staff have family in Christchurch and we have been hearing first hand the events of 22nd February and the flow on..Read Article
In recent times the Tax Working Group reviewing New Zealand's tax system has received increased attention. This is no surprise as it gets closer to making its recommendations, which now appear likely to come out early in the New Year. The Tax Working Group is..Read Article
LAQC / LTC TAX CHANGES As you will now be well aware the LAQC / LTC tax changes are fast approaching. They take effect 1 April 2011. If you have an LAQC and you have not yet discussed with us what course of action to..Read Article
GIFT DUTY TO BE ABOLISHED On Monday Revenue Minister Peter Dunn confirmed that the government intends to abolish gift duty. Earlier this year the Minister had signalled that a review was being undertaken as to whether or not the gift duty regime should be repealed..Read Article
Since announcing in May that the LAQC regime was going to be the subject of an overhaul the property investment community has been anxiously awaiting the Government's follow-up to the Issues Paper released at the time. On Friday 15 October 2010 draft legislation was released. ..Read Article
Now that the dust has settled on what was one of the most anticipated budget announcements in recent memory, now is time to reflect on the impact of the announced and proposed changes on property investors. In doing so I am going to focus on..Read Article
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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.