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Matthew Gilligan Blog

Matthew Gilligan Blog

Thursday, September 12, 2019
The utilisation of trusts for asset protection, estate planning and tax planning purposes has exploded over the last 20 years. I suspect many readers are currently trustees of trusts. I equally suspect that very few readers have read the Trustee Act 1956, which was essentially the legislative rule book for trustee obligations. 
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

New Trusts Act Explained

The utilisation of trusts for asset protection, estate planning and tax planning purposes has exploded over the last 20 years. I suspect many readers are currently trustees of trusts. I equally suspect that very few readers have read the Trustee Act 1956, which was essentially the legislative rule book for trustee obligations. 
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John Rowe Blog

John Rowe Blog

Friday, December 14, 2018
It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD.  ... Read Article
Friday, December 14, 2018

End of year challenges for business owners

It’s that time of year where many businesses are finding things tight financially. Consequently, they can struggle to meet their tax obligations with IRD.  ... Read Article

Janet Xuccoa Blog

Janet Xuccoa 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. 
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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. 
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Salesh Chand Blog

Salesh Chand Blog

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Banks have recently tightened their criteria and changed their serviceability rules so much, that it has become much harder for investors to get finance. And for large investors, it is almost impossible.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finance challenges for property investors

Banks have recently tightened their criteria and changed their serviceability rules so much, that it has become much harder for investors to get finance. And for large investors, it is almost impossible.

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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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