Articles by Matthew Gilligan
One of the questions we get asked most regularly at GRA is whether or not a look-through company (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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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,..Read Article
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..Read Article
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 article I..Read Article
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..Read Article
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...Read Article
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
Thanks GRA for ALL your help today :) You have such a great way of making your clients feel comfortable with the whole process...even though it sounds so confusing at times to me :( I would have to say that I definitely feel a WHOLE lot better now...and I have a better understanding of what is still needed to be done and what we will have to continue to do... THANK YOU :) THANK YOU :) THANK YOU :) THANK YOU - Annie Illingworth
Investing in residential property?
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.