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Proposed New IRD Position on Residency

by Matthew Gilligan 18 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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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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The recent Australian Budget announcements include a significant rule change which will affect any New Zealanders whom hold property investments in Australia. Specifically, the 50% discount which was available when calculating capital gains tax on property that has been held for more than 12 months..

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Alert: Special Report on Gift Duty

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Sep 11

Many of you will be aware that the Government have changed the rules on gift duty, repealing gift duty legislation from 1 October 2011.  The effect of this is that IRD will no longer have an interest in gifts made after this date, as the..

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New Tax Rules Proposed for Holiday Homes

by Matthew Gilligan 19 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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Recent GST Changes

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jul 11

In our last newsletter I talked about the new zero rating rules that apply to land transactions between two GST registered parties.  In this edition I'm going to look at the new apportionment rules that were brought in at the same time and apply from..

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Sunday Rant...

by Matthew Gilligan 18 Jul 11

Labour intend to ring fence property losses to future property income. This will send thousands of investors broke fast. Take investors tax refunds away, property values crash. This is well documented overseas. Sweden property values dropped 35% when they ring fenced losses and the following..

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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 10 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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Investing in residential property?

Put this at the top of your reading list.

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.
  • Property management.
  • Case studies and examples.
  • and much, much more..
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