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2013 Government Budget

by The Professional Trustee Team 17 May 13

Today I'm going to talk to you about the Government Budget which was delivered yesterday, Thursday 16 May 2013. It's being called the Bland Budget because ultimately, it didn't really rock anyone's world.  It's not an election year and so no real goodies were handed..

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2016 Property and Trust event

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Jun 16

Hello everybody. I'm sure everyone who attended will agree, the 2016 Property and Trust event on June 22nd was a very informative affair.  Our speakers (Crockers and Westpac) imparted some valuable information which I know will assist us with our property portfolios. GRA's Trustee Services Director,..

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7 FINANCIAL TIPS YOU CAN USE NOW

by The Professional Trustee Team 21 Jan 14

In Chinese horoscopes, 2014 is the Year of the Horse.  As we all know, in horse racing there are some horses that are a sure fire bet to back.  Then there are the horses you'd wished you'd backed.  Finally, there are the nags you'd rather..

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7 FINANCIAL WEALTH CREATION TIPS

by The Professional Trustee Team 26 Jan 14

Below are my final seven financial tips. 1. Staying on top of the IRD This is my 29th year in business.  Over that time, I've met many people and dealt with a myriad of issues.  Here's one thing that's common amongst them all – no..

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Accountant vs Bookkeeper - big difference

by Anna Loginova 29 Apr 19

There is a significant misinterpretation and misunderstanding between the role of a bookkeeper and that of an accountant. If you don’t know the difference it can negatively impact upon you (possibly seriously). But if you understand each role and utilise them appropriately, it can be..

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Advantages of new builds

by Mark Honeybone 19 Jun 17

At Property Ventures we are increasing our focus on new builds as investments because we see tremendous advantages from a financing perspective. Not only do investors get pristine new and low maintenance properties in better areas, they get the benefit of 80% LVRs and tax..

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We are at the end of another financial year, and it is time to collate your information for your accountant so they can prepare financial statements and file your tax returns. At GRA, we look for opportunities to optimise our clients’ tax positions for the end..

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Aggressive IRD tactics

by John Rowe 10 Dec 16

The IRD are being particularly aggressive in the tactics they are using at present. They are making phone calls to people personally rather than to their tax agents (accountants), and can be very intimidating. Some of the methods the IRD have been employing include: asking..

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Aggressive IRD Tactics Update

by John Rowe 16 Dec 17

I have written several blogs warning taxpayers about the aggressive tactics the IRD have sometimes been employing. This is a trend that is unfortunately shows no signs of abating. In fact, it appears to be getting worse. Recently we’ve noticed some IRD auditors jumping from an..

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