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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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New GST Regime

by Matthew Gilligan 09 May 11

On 1 April 2011, new GST rules came into force. Perhaps the change of most significance to many of our clients are the new rules around zero rating of land transactions.  These rules were brought in to address concerns the Government had about GST leakage..

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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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Gift Duty To Be Abolished

by Matthew Gilligan 01 Nov 10

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year the Minister had signalled that a review was being undertaken as to whether or not the gift duty regime should be repealed or amended.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

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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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WARNING: THE TAXATION OF LAND TRANSACTIONS

by Matthew Gilligan 09 Aug 09

Warning To Solicitors, Accountants and Trustees/Trust Advisors... BEWARE THE APPOINTOR IN NEW ASSOCIATED PERSONS RULES (11 August 2009) While the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee managed to weed out much of the over-reach of the new associated persons definition, there still appears to be a..

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In case you missed it over the weekend, the NZ Herald article on a woman being awarded a share of her husband's 'inherited property' that pre-existed the relationship rewrote some relationship property rules. What Happened?The Supreme Court held that a woman who helped maintain an..

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Salesh - Was really good to see you yesterday and to see you getting up in front of the crowd talking about your huge successes – and….. I didn’t realise you were so young!  You are and always have been such an inspiration to us and think it is great that you got up in front of a group of eager property investors to share about your property journey and to inspire us!  You should do it more often. You are so knowledgeable about property investing and so experienced – you should share your success story! - Lisa Swanepoel - December 2017

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Investing in residential property?

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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.

  • How to find the right property
  • How to negotiate successfully.
  • Renovation do's & don'ts.
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