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We are scratching our heads at GRA, wondering if the world has gone completely mad. To say we are astonished at the opinions of one particular economist, Shamubeel Eaqub, whose comments were recently published in the New Zealand Herald, is putting it mildly.He said that..

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Housing Scarcity in Auckland

by Matthew Gilligan 29 Oct 12

For a long time now we at GRA have said that Auckland is the best place in New Zealand to invest in residential property and this has been confirmed with recent headlines about its current "property crisis". Prices have been rising and will continue to..

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Holiday Home Tax Grab

by Matthew Gilligan 25 Sep 12

Draft legislation reflecting the Government's desire to reduce tax benefits in respect of mixed use assets has now been released. Mixed use assets are assets that are used for both private and business purposes with holiday homes being perhaps the best example of this. 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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LAQC / LTC TAX CHANGES  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..

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Gift Duty To Be Abolished

by Matthew Gilligan 02 Nov 10

GIFT DUTY TO BE ABOLISHED 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year the Minister had signalled that a review was being undertaken as to whether or not the gift duty regime should be repealed..

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GOODBYE LAQC, HELLO LTC

by Matthew Gilligan 19 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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