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Matthew Gilligan Blog

Matthew Gilligan Blog

Monday, February 03, 2020
Prior to Christmas, the IRD issued a draft statement confirming some of the traps that exist when renting out property via platforms like Airbnb, Book a Bach, etc. In this month's blog I thought I would set out examples that we have seen over the past few years as use of these peer to peer sites has exploded. 
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Monday, February 03, 2020

Airbnb GST Traps

Prior to Christmas, the IRD issued a draft statement confirming some of the traps that exist when renting out property via platforms like Airbnb, Book a Bach, etc. In this month's blog I thought I would set out examples that we have seen over the past few years as use of these peer to peer sites has exploded. 
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John Rowe Blog

John Rowe Blog

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Often business owners need to approach the bank for money, for example to put into their business. This is a perfectly normal part of running a business. However, there is something that many business owners are unaware of, which could jeopardise their relationship with the bank and therefore their chances of borrowing any more money in the future. 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Business borrowing

Often business owners need to approach the bank for money, for example to put into their business. This is a perfectly normal part of running a business. However, there is something that many business owners are unaware of, which could jeopardise their relationship with the bank and therefore their chances of borrowing any more money in the future. 
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Salesh Chand Blog

Salesh Chand Blog

Friday, December 13, 2019

As many investors will already know, banks have been steadily tightening their lending criteria, making it more challenging to borrow. And soon, when the new capital requirement rules for banks come into effect next year, this is only going to get harder.   ... Read Article

Friday, December 13, 2019

Impact of bank capital requirements on funding

As many investors will already know, banks have been steadily tightening their lending criteria, making it more challenging to borrow. And soon, when the new capital requirement rules for banks come into effect next year, this is only going to get harder.   ... Read Article

John Heaslip Blog

John Heaslip Blog

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Since 2009, the Inland Revenue Department has been cracking down on industries known to pay workers under the table (i.e. undeclared cash payments).   ... Read Article

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Cash Payments - IRD crackdown

Since 2009, the Inland Revenue Department has been cracking down on industries known to pay workers under the table (i.e. undeclared cash payments).   ... Read Article


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, November 26, 2019

“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 staying fairly stagnant.  ... Read Article

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Opportunity costs

“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 staying fairly stagnant.  ... Read Article

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