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Coalition Government Tax Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 24 Nov 23

Today, New Zealand’s coalition government with National, Act and NZ First was finally announced. Some important decisions around tax and property investment have already been confirmed. Note that at time of writing we are still waiting on the detail around much of this, and we will..

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How are GRA directors voting this election?

by Matthew Gilligan 13 Oct 23

A number of clients have been asking us how the GRA directors are voting in the election, and we are happy to be upfront about this. Of course everyone has different perspectives and priorities, so we are in no way telling you what to do...

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On 27 July, I held a webinar with economist Tony Alexander, where we looked at the outlook for the economy and the property market. The presentation was recorded, and you can watch the video below. This was the first webinar in GRA’s 2023 Market Update Series. There..

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On 27 July I presented a Market Update webinar, with over 360 attendees. During the webinar I ran a poll asking if the attendees think we will have a change of government in the upcoming electionNote, the question was not “Do you want a change..

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  New Trust Disclosure Rules

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Aug 22

This video post outlines the government's new trust disclosure rules: what they are, and who they apply to. The new rules require trusts to make additional disclosures when filing income tax returns unless the trust meets certain exemptions. Non-exempt trusts need to prepare financial statements..

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New RMA Changes a Positive for Investors

by Matthew Gilligan 20 Oct 21

In a bid to seriously address the housing crisis, the Government has announced plans to change the Resource Management Act, reducing red tape and allowing for intensification of housing throughout the country. In my view this is a very positive move. Labour have the support of..

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Property Owners 'Landed Gentry'?

by Matthew Gilligan 14 Aug 21

I was recently reading an article about Susan St John and Terry Baucher’s latest call for a harder taxation regime for all residential property in New Zealand. (Yes, harder than the myriad of changes we have already had.) These chardonnay liberals are promoting the annual taxation of..

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Matthew's Top Corona Tips

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Mar 20

Thanks to COVID-19, we are in a rapidly changing environment. Lockdown commenced on the 26th of March. It is quite possibly a two-month lock down, but that is conjecture. We are in the “initial 4-week period”.The Government is putting things in place to help the..

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After the Covid-19 announcement today, all our staff will be working from home. We are well set up to do this, and our business will operate as per usual, with the following changes:All meetings will be by phone or SkypeAll events will be held onlineWe..

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