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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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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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New Bright Line and LVR Rules 2015

by Matthew Gilligan 22 Jul 15

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 property.  The..

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My New Book: Tax Structures 101

by Matthew Gilligan 30 Sep 14

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..

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Proposed New IRD Position on Residency

by Matthew Gilligan 17 Feb 13

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..

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New Tax Rules Proposed for Holiday Homes

by Matthew Gilligan 18 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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Firstly our hearts go out to those in Christchurch who have had to endure the earthquakes and aftershocks of recent times. Many of our staff have family in Christchurch and we have been hearing first hand the events of 22nd February and the flow-on effects..

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GOODBYE LAQC, HELLO LTC

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Oct 10

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. ..

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Now that the dust has settled on what was one of the most anticipated Budget announcements in recent memory, now is time to reflect on the impact of the announced and proposed changes on property investors.  In doing so I am going to focus on..

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