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Holiday Opening Hours

Our offices will be closing on Friday the 22nd of December at 12pm and will reopen on Monday the 15th of January 2018. The staff here at REAL Chartered Accountants wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and a fantastic New Year and we look forward to…

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SmartPayroll Software Offer - Free for 6 months!

Are you an ANZ business customer? If so, why not take advantage of 6 months free SmartPayroll to help administer your employee's wages. SmartPayroll's online system helps make processing your payroll faster, easier and with less paperwork. They will…

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Claiming Expenses When Travelling for Work

You can claim for a lot of expenses when you’re travelling for work. If you take a holiday as part of the same trip, you can only claim for the portion of the trip that was work related.

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Subdivisions and Developments

If you are planning on undertaking a subdivision or development, or are in the process of completing one, its pays to get some advice on your tax obligations. Unless your subdivision is on a very small scale (minor subdivision), it is likely to be…

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Thank you for attending our Xero Seminars!

Thank you to all those that attended our two Xero seminars! We have received some wonderful feedback and it was great to see so many people enthused about accounting software!

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New ASB App

Bank with ASB? Running a business? Using Xero, Vend or Shopify? Great news! ASB have launched a new App called ASB Plus. It brings all these business tools together into one easy-to-access place. Read more here:…

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Company Liquidations

Due to an asset sale, a business sale, a business failure or possible liabilities in the future, it may be time to liquidate a company.

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Winding up a Trust

When a trust is at the end of its life, no longer fulfilling the purpose intended or hopelessly insolvent it may be time to wind the trust up.

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Motor Vehicle GST Apportionments

Change of Use and GST Apportionments on Motor Vehicles

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Changes to IRD penalties and interest

Great news! The IRD has changed the safe harbour threshold before UOMI (Use-Of-Money Interest) applies to be increased from $50k to $60k for individuals and non-individuals alike.

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Proposed Changes to Schedular Payments

There may be changes coming in relation to schedular payments. The Taxation Bill is expected to be passed in March 2017 and if enacted, this will change obligations for contractors from 1st April 2017 onwards. Instead of the existing tax code declaration…

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Public Holidays

The Holidays Act was amended in January 2014 to enable Waitangi and ANZAC public holidays to be Mondayised if they fall on a weekend day that an employee would not otherwise have worked. For employees who would not otherwise work on that Saturday or…

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