Property tax alert: new tax rules

Property tax rules changed on the 1st of October 2015 so if you’re buying or selling residential property this information is important to you, especially if you are a property investor. A new ‘bright-line rule’, which states you’ll pay tax when you buy and sell a residential property within two years, is now in place. What is a bright-line rule? A bright-line rule is a clearly defined rule that leaves…  Read more

To LTC or not to LTC, that is the question?

Owning a rental property has become topical again with the recent positive movement in the Auckland residential property market. Besides the question of which property to buy and where (and ignoring the difficulties of increasingly crowded auction rooms), many property investors will be wondering which legal structure to use for their investment. Loss Attributing Qualifying Companies (LAQCs) were popular in the past. That popularity contributed towards some negative media coverage…  Read more

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