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If you have a company that used to be an LAQC before the rule change on 1 April 2011 and you have not previously taken any action in terms of transitioning the company into the new Look Through Company (LTC) regime, you still have one..

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LAQC - Second Window of Opportunity

by Matthew Gilligan 21 May 12

If you have a company that was previously a Loss Attributing Qualifying Company (LAQC) and you did not elect to convert the company into the new Look Through Company (LTC) regime or disband the company into a sole trader or partnership, you now have a..

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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..

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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...

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Capital Gains Tax

by Matthew Gilligan 06 Jul 11

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..

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Don't Miss The Boat

by Matthew Gilligan 08 May 11

The 2012 tax year began on 1 April 2011 for most taxpayers and with it new tax rules in relation depreciation on buildings and LAQCs finally came into force.  We have written a number of times on the potential impact these rules may have on you..

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As you will now be well aware, the LAQC / LTC tax changes are fast approaching.  They take effect 1 April 2011. If you have an LAQC and you have not yet discussed with us what course of action to take, you need to contact us..

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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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