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New Trusts Act Explained

by Matthew Gilligan 11 Sep 19

The utilisation of trusts for asset protection, estate planning and tax planning purposes has exploded over the last 20 years. I suspect many readers are currently trustees of trusts. I equally suspect that very few readers have read the Trustee Act 1956, which was essentially..

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A common issue that arises is dealing with insurance companies over the names on insurance policies. Technically, insurance should held in the name of the owners of a property.    In the case of a trust, the legal owner on the title of a property..

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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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Tax Changes From 1st April 2011

by Matthew Gilligan 01 Mar 11

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..

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Gift Duty To Be Abolished

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Nov 10

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year the Minister had signalled that a review was being undertaken as to whether or not the gift duty regime should be repealed..

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Testimonials
I found Matthew Gilligan’s Property 101 and Tax Structures 101 to be superb books for the following reasons: 1. They contain a wealth of information about property investing and related tax matters; 2. The commentary is very rounded and balanced; 3. They are filled with financially savvy practical tips and red flag warnings; and 4. The relatively informal style, use of short case studies and anecdotes to illustrate points, and the clarity of presentation make the books very reader friendly. The above combine to make two books that are educational, thought provoking and inspiring. I only wish I had access to this information much earlier. - Geoff W - April 2016

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