Articles by Matthew Gilligan
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
In the last couple of months there have been announcements of two impending rule changes that have had an impact on property investors. The first was the Government's announcement of the new two-year “bright line” test for taxing gains on the sale of investment..Read Article
I have some great news to share with you that will help you make headway with protecting your property investments and making sure you pay the least amount of tax, legally of course. After many months of working day and night, my new book 'Tax Structures..Read Article
The IRD has recently released a draft interpretation statement on tax residency. Although only draft at this stage, it signals a significant change in the way the IRD applies tax residency rules and if finalised without alteration may impact upon clients whom are outside of..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
Firstly our hearts go out to those in Christchurch who have had to endure the earthquakes and aftershocks of recent time. Many of our staff have family in Christchurch and we have been hearing first hand the events of 22nd February and the flow on..Read Article
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..Read Article
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. ..Read Article
I would like to express my sincere thanks to yourself and the team at GRA / Cornwall Trustees for the services you recently provided to my Trust. You were both professional and expedient in organising for Skeates Law and yourselves to execute the conveyancing of my property into the Trust to allow the title to reflect the correct Trustee names at LINZ and on the local council rating system in time for my advertising the sale of this property. I am sure that you have a team supporting you that allows you to make quick decisions and for these decisions to be executed with accuracy and pace that provided such an excellent service to my Trust. This also reminds me of an old L.V Martin television advert where their motto was "it’s the putting right that counts" and you certainly did do this in my case. In return you have a very satisfied client who wishes to convey their appreciation of their experience. Kind regards - Pravin
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.