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Matthew Gilligan Blog

Matthew Gilligan Blog

Monday, November 18, 2019
This month’s article is a continuation of last month’s on associated persons “traps”. Last month I highlighted two traps that can catch the unwary when moving property between associated entities. This month I have another two traps that readers should be aware of. 

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Associated Persons Traps - Part 2

This month’s article is a continuation of last month’s on associated persons “traps”. Last month I highlighted two traps that can catch the unwary when moving property between associated entities. This month I have another two traps that readers should be aware of. 

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John Rowe Blog

John Rowe Blog

Monday, November 11, 2019
We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have information on their UK investments? 
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Money overseas? IRD can find out

We were contacted by a client recently who had received notification from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) about some investments they have in the UK. Slightly perturbed, our client asked us what this was all about, and how could the IRD in New Zealand have information on their UK investments? 
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Salesh Chand Blog

Salesh Chand Blog

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
While some people are still concerned about the property market and are cautious about investing, it is my opinion that now is a great time to invest in Auckland. Why do I say that? For a number of reasons, which I outline below. 
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Investing in Auckland

While some people are still concerned about the property market and are cautious about investing, it is my opinion that now is a great time to invest in Auckland. Why do I say that? For a number of reasons, which I outline below. 
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John Heaslip Blog

John Heaslip Blog

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear. In New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) allows depreciation on certain items to be claimed as a type of expense for income tax, so it is beneficial to understand what it can be applied to. 
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Residential rental property and depreciation

Depreciation is the reduction in value of an asset over time due to wear and tear. In New Zealand, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) allows depreciation on certain items to be claimed as a type of expense for income tax, so it is beneficial to understand what it can be applied to. 
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Anthony Strevens Blog

Anthony Strevens Blog

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Ever have a property settlement about to go through and at the last minute your professional trustee has held up the game by asking pesky questions like “Why are you buying this?” or “Is this the right entity to be buying it in?”   ... Read Article

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Why are Professional Trustees so annoying?

Ever have a property settlement about to go through and at the last minute your professional trustee has held up the game by asking pesky questions like “Why are you buying this?” or “Is this the right entity to be buying it in?”   ... Read Article

Kris Pedersen Blog

Kris Pedersen Blog

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Over the last few years it has become harder for property investors and developers to obtain the funding they need. In spite of low interest rates, some good opportunities in the property market and a high demand for new housing (especially in Auckland), it has become more and more difficult to get funding from the main banks. So is there a solution?
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Are you locked out of the property finance market?

Over the last few years it has become harder for property investors and developers to obtain the funding they need. In spite of low interest rates, some good opportunities in the property market and a high demand for new housing (especially in Auckland), it has become more and more difficult to get funding from the main banks. So is there a solution?
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Mark Honeybone Blog

Mark Honeybone Blog

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Last month I received some great questions in my 'Ask Mark' series on Property Ventures’ Facebook page (propertyventuresnz).  One of them was a very important "back to basics" question: What factors do you take into account to consider a property to be good for investment?
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What makes a good investment property?

Last month I received some great questions in my 'Ask Mark' series on Property Ventures’ Facebook page (propertyventuresnz).  One of them was a very important "back to basics" question: What factors do you take into account to consider a property to be good for investment?
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Anna Loginova Blog

Anna Loginova Blog

Monday, April 29, 2019
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 very helpful for your business.  
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Accountant vs Bookkeeper - big difference

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 very helpful for your business.  
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Professional Trustee Team Blog

The Professional Trustee Team Blog

Thursday, August 29, 2019

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.   ... Read Article

Thursday, August 29, 2019

New Trust Law Passed

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.   ... Read Article