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One of the questions we get asked most regularly at GRA is whether or not an LTC is the appropriate structure for proposed property investment activity.  Before we touch on our view in relation to this, I want to confirm some basics in relation to..

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Legislation To Tighten Company Regulations

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Mar 13

There is currently legislation before Parliament seeking to tighten up rules around incorporation of companies on the New Zealand Companies Office Register. In particular, there is concern about companies being incorporated with offshore shareholders and directors, and then being used in criminal activities. A large..

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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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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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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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Capital Gains Tax

by Matthew Gilligan 07 Jul 11

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..

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New GST Regime

by Matthew Gilligan 10 May 11

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..

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