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Contractor or Employee? Employment NZ Update

It is important to know the difference between employees and contractors because each type of worker has their own legal rights and responsibilities.  What are the differences? An employee is a…

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Three rules for happiness

Rule 1: Put people before possessions A rewarding life is defined by the quality of your relationships. At the end of your life when you are on your deathbed, you…

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31 March is coming – are you ready?

March is here and if you don’t have your ducks in a row already, now is the time to get onto it. Take a look at our handy checklist below…

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Residential Property Investors – new tax treatment on losses

How this new tax law affects you? The Government have now changed how losses generated from residential property rentals can be applied effective from 1st April 2019. This has been…

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Change is coming – how Capital Gains Tax affects you?

With a proposed capital gains tax the major talking point at the moment, we take a look at possible implications for business owners and property investors. The Tax Working Group…

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Great Customers, Great Team, Great Award

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards evening was held earlier this month and we are proud to be named the Winner of the Service Provider of the Year 2018. Thank…

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Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LEGISLATION There is new regime of checks all Accounting Firms, Legal Firms and Real Estate Agents requiring us to comply with AML/CFT legislation. Anyone who has opened a…

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Xero monthly subscriptions are increasing 

Xero monthly subscriptions are increasing, standard and premium pricing plans are increasing by $5+gst a month. This means standard subs will be $60+gst and premium will be $75+gst, all other…

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Artistry in motion – love at first bite

Sal’s master pizza maker at work. The brand name Sal’s, is the shorten name of the founder, Salvatore Leo. Born in Puglia region of Italy in 1941, his family moved…

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8 common mistakes buyers make and how to avoid them

Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from those of others? Having worked with over 1,000 different franchisees over the years, we see people making the same…

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Why You Need a Shareholders’ Agreement

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement?  A Shareholders’ Agreement is basically a contract between the shareholders of a company.  A Shareholders’ Agreement is not compulsory and is a confidential document between…

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Is the new AIM method for paying your tax right for you ?

What is AIM & is it right for you? The IRD have introduced a new method for paying your provisional tax called Accounting Income Method (AIM). It allows qualifying businesses…

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New Year – New Start

Ready for a change? Is it time to get into a business of your own? What do you need to do first? The start of a new year is always…

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Back to the basics

We thought we would put out a couple of ‘Xero tips’ for you each month to help you along. I always say, let’s start with the basics! The Dashboard Page:…

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Service Providers of the year – we won!

The Service Provider of the Year Award is a coveted title among the professional firms who specialise in helping franchisors and franchisees make the right choices and maximise the potential of their…

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22 June 2016

Underpaid income tax?

Whatever the case, owing the taxman additional income tax can put pressure on your business’ cashflow. With Inland Revenue’s interest clock continuously ticking at 8.27 per cent (and at 9.21%…


01 May 2016

Proposed changes to Business Tax

Business Tax Proposals The government has announced a raft of Inland Revenue’s proposals aimed at business taxation as part of the Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation agenda. The proposals are being…

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09 March 2016

News from ACC

The residual levy rate calculation was based on old injury rates which have become out-dated, going back 10 years or more. The residual levies themselves were a kind of catch…

Business Advice

08 March 2016

Targeting the cash economy

Inland Revenue acknowledge people trying to cheat on tax are in the minority but stress that they’re a very expensive minority. The so-called ‘hidden economy’ is a cost to all…

Marketing / Advertising

13 November 2015

More than rubber stamping

What does a Director do? It’s not just a position you give to someone on their business card. Being the director of a company has its responsibilities and by law…

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