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My opinion on the new tax changes

 Matthew Gilligan  13 Apr 21

Matthew Gilligan I'm seething about these tax changes. And it’s not just the fact that Labour lied to us; it’s the whole bigger picture and the implications for ordinary New Zealanders. This Government is attacking middle New Zealand with all these housing initiatives and tax reforms – it’s mums and dads being hit, not property oligarchs. According to February 2021 stats from ...

Tax Changes Update

 John Rowe  21 Dec 20

John Rowe This blog is a follow-up on my October blog about the new top individual tax rate. On 7 December 2020, the Labour Government passed legislation to implement the higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180,000. This comes into effect in 2021/2022 income year (which is 1 April 2021 for most people). As noted in October, this new tax ...

Where is the property market at currently?

 Salesh Chand  16 Apr 21

Salesh Chand The tax changes recently announced by the Labour Government have left many property investors feeling unsettled. So I thought it would be helpful to discuss the current property market, the impact of the rules, and what you should be doing to manage this new environment. The current property market•  The property market has been hot for the best part of ...

What can I claim as a tax deduction when I am in business?

 John Heaslip  07 May 21

John Heaslip Apart from a few special rules, any cost necessary to run the business will probably be tax deductible. However, there are a few things to be aware of - some items that you might assume could be claimed can't be, and conversely, there may be others you didn't realise are legitimate expenses.GeneralIf you have "incurred" an expense, you can claim ...

Covid Support - March 2021

 Anthony Strevens  04 Mar 21

Anthony Strevens Following the latest changes in alert levels in Auckland and across the country, there are now new government support packages available. These are on top of the support that is already in place such as the Business Finance Guarantee Scheme and Small Business Cash Flow Loan Scheme.Wages SubsidyThe wages subsidy is back again in a similar format to the ...

A few points for the end of the financial year

 Anna Loginova  03 May 21

Anna Loginova 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 of the financial year and this blog contains some of the things you need ...

New Trust Law Passed

 The Professional Trustee Team  29 Aug 19

The Professional Trustee Team 30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts.  That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand.  One of the objectives of this new law is to provide for greater transparency and accountability by trustees to beneficiaries. This objective is underpinned by trustee duties now being codified. Whilst it may seem ...

The LVR Restrictions are Back!

 Kris Pedersen  18 Nov 20

Kris Pedersen Back in May I wrote that the Reserve Bank had removed the loan-to-value restrictions, which they stated would be for a 12-month period. At the time, this made sense with Government, Treasury and most economists' predictions being in line with double digit decreases in house prices due to the Covid pandemic.The expectation was that the removal of the restrictions ...

Opportunity costs

 Mark Honeybone  26 Nov 19

Mark Honeybone "Should I sell, or should I wait till the property is worth more?" "I really wanted $20k more. Should I accept this final offer?" "I'd lose $20k on my trade if I sell for that, what should I do?" These are questions that investors, homeowners and traders are faced with at times, especially when the market is on the decline or ...

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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.

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