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GOODBYE LAQC, HELLO LTC

by Matthew Gilligan 19 Oct 10

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. ..

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NZ Tax Reform Report: Our Response

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Jan 10

The Tax Working Group report was publicly released at a press conference yesterday, 20 January 2010.  Please read our summary including our response of interest to property investors.  The highlights of the report seem to be: The Lowering personal tax & in favour of alignment..

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WARNING: THE TAXATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS

by Matthew Gilligan 09 Aug 09

Warning To Solicitors, Accountants and Trustees/Trust Advisors... BEWARE THE APPOINTOR IN NEW ASSOCIATED PERSONS RULES (11 August 2009) While the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee managed to weed out much of the over-reach of the new associated persons definition there still appears to be a..

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Associated Persons: Update

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Jul 09

The much talked about new Association Rules are back before Parliament and unfortunately for those in the business of dealing in or developing property or erecting buildings, the Bill has not been substantially changed. The new expanded definition of association has largely survived the Select..

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In a welcome development for taxpayers, the Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, has recommended to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee considering the new associated persons rules ( for dealers in land, developers, and builders) that the implementation date of these rules be delayed. To..

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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.

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