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Tax Bill Introduced To Simplify Tax System

New bill Bill to simplify tax returns for individuals who earn employment or investment income only.

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Employment And Investment Income Bill Passes Into Law

Do you know about the new bill passed into law?

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Inland Revenue Targeting the Hospitality Industry

Keeping good books is good for business!

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New Vehicle Mileage Rate Methods

Are you aware of these new methods?

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Payroll Event June 7th 2018

Mark it on the calendar! We are holding a payroll information evening at the office on 7th June.

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Minimum Wage Increase From 1 April 2018

From 1 April 2018 the minimum wage increased from $15.75 to $16.50 per hour.

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Does Your Rental Property Makes Losses? Changes Could Be Coming!!

Proposed rules to restrict taxpayers from offsetting residential rental losses against their other income.

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No Tax Deduction Allowed For Legal Fees Incurred In Relation To Selling A Rental Property

Changes to tax deductions for legal fees when selling a rental property.

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Are You Selling A House Which Isn’t Your Main Home? Look Out – Bright Line Test Has Now Extended To 5 Years!

Tax bill introduced to extend the bright-line period.

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Do All Your Farm Dwellings Comply With New Laws For Insulation?

New laws are coming into effect from 1 July 2019.

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Multinational Companies Tax Bill Introduced By Government

A tax bill which will counter multinational companies from shifting profits out of NZ.

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Families Package Bill Passed By Parliament

New bill passed on December 20, 2017.

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Government Announces Tax Working Group Terms of Reference and Members

New tax working group (TWG) to review New Zealand’s tax system.

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Fringe Benefit Tax Update – Change In Interpretation for Motor Vehicles and Insurance Premiums

Fringe benefit tax updates for motor vehicles and insurance premiums.

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New Provisional Tax Calculation Method - Accounting Income Method (AIM)

From 1 April 2018, a business with less than $5m annual turnover can use the accounting income method (AIM) to calculate its provisional tax…

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Enjoy our Christmas eBook!

Avoid going insane in business in 2018.

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Family Loans

Avoid disputes later on!

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Trust Bill Released

The Trusts Bill was introduced to Parliament on 1 August 2017.

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Trustee Responsibilities

Disclosure of trust information to beneficiaries is commonly considered.

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Tax Calendar

Important dates for you to note!

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NZCA Sponsors of Dairy Business of the Year

NZCA is now in its third year as a gold sponsor of the Dairy Business of the year.

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Paying lump sum bonuses

How to deduct the right tax

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Inland Revenue Happenings

Inland Revenue is in the process of making some changes we thought you should know about.

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Several Ways Taxpayers Can Get Caught Out

Taxpayers who earn income from various sources may get caught short if they don’t plan ahead.

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Provisional Tax And Use Of Money Interest (UOMI) Changes

From the 2018 financial year, legislative changes have been made to how use of money interest (UOMI) applies to provisional taxpayers.

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Inland Revenue Pursuing Directors

Inland Revenue is now being more proactive in pursuing the directors of insolvent companies for the unpaid tax debt.

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Governance Development Programme

A modular alternative to Governance Essentials offering the opportunity to learn throughout six sessions of up to three hours each.

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When was your Trust Deed Last Reviewed?

A light hearted read...

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Enduring Powers of Attorney and Removal of Trustees

Find out more here

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Residential Care Subsidies - Notional Income

Find out about this two-step application process.

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Cash is not Profit - and Vice Versa

The purpose of a business is to make money, and that means you have to know the difference between profit and cashflow.

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Keep Cash Crowned as King

If you want to succeed in business, understand that Cash is King. Your business can’t survive without cash.

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Key Tax Dates - September 2017

Important dates to note!

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Tenants Must be Informed of Insulation Status

Insulating rentals is now mandatory.

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Changes to Farm Dwelling Expenditure

MUST READ FOR ALL FARMERS!

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GST Adjustments Required Regarding Fonterra Co-op Support Loan

Monthly milk payment changes from June 1st.

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2017 Herd Scheme Values (National Average Market Values)

On 17 May 2017 the herd scheme values for the 2017 year were released.

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Danger in Cashing up when Business Sells

If your business is in a company, you need to understand capitals gains tax.

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Money Laundering Hits Accountants..

Identification will soon be required by your accountant for certain transactions.

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Keeping a Log Book - MADE EASY!

Avoid a business trip defaulting to a private trip!

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Never make Judgements about Potential Customers

Never assume they're not going to buy from you...

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Windows Tips & Tricks

Do things more efficiently on your computer with these handy tips!

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Update on Changes to Farm Dwelling Expenditure

On 23 March 2017 Inland Revenue finalised its position on the deductibility of farm dwelling expenses. We outline the outcome in this article.

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Business Tax Changes Passed into Law

Numerous business tax changes are now in place. This article summarises all the changes that may affect you.

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Westpac Chopper Ride Fundraiser

Chris Shaw our managing principal is riding in this event again this May!

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Proposed “Simplified Calculation” of Deductions for Dual Use Vehicles and Premises

Under existing legislation, taxpayers may keep a logbook for a three-month representative..

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Are you aware of proposed tax changes on farmhouses likely to affect every farmer?

The IRD is proposing significant changes to the deductibility of farmhouse expenses

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​Trustees need to minute their decisions

If you have a family trust, be fussy about recording trustees’ decisions.

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7 Ways to help your family business succeed

​Owning a family business can be a rewarding way to establish a legacy and help provide for future generations. But the dynamics of a family-owned…

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Be Alert for Scams

Fraud Awareness Week 13–19 November is an annual international initiative held in November aimed at educating people on common forms of fraud and on…

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Being a trustee carries responsibilities

Every so often we remind clients of the risks involved in being a trustee. It doesn’t matter whether the trust is a family trust or a charitable…

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Tax on living expenses

Did you know, you’re never taxed on the money you take out of your business for living expenses? This applies even if your business is operated…

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Congratulations to Andrea McWilliam!

Andrea McWilliam & Chris Shaw go back a few years...

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