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Rental Property Losses - The New Ring-Fencing Law

Inland Revenue issued an official paper entitled “Ring-fencing rental losses” in March 2018 outlining the proposal to ring-fence tax deductions on residential rental properties so that they could not be used to reduce tax on other income. The new…

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XAP - Xero Assistance Programme Pilot Extended

There’s a growing need for mental health support for small businesses in New Zealand as shown from the results of the Xerio 2019 Small Business Wellbeing Report. As a result, Xerio has recently announced it will be extending the Xero Assistance Programme…

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Christmas Expense Management Without the Tax Headache

As we move into your budget/spending for the silly season, here's a timely reminder of the rules around entertainment expenses so you know what’s deductible and non-deductible before you fork out for your staff and customers.

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IRD Tax Code Changes for Secondary Income

Those people who have used a Secondary Tax Rate (ST code) to help offset tax bills based on other income they receive, will no longer be allowed to do so under the new tax legislation, the Tax Administration Act 1994. Further information about this…

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A lot learned from REAL Chartered Accountants Trusts Seminar

Mike Dorset from JR Legal joined the REAL Chartered Accountants team to share his knowledge and advice on Trusts as well as updating us on the new Trust Act 2019. We've outlined a quick summary of the key out-takes from his seminar here...

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NZ Trusts Q&A

Last month we had Mike Dorset from JR Legal give us an overview of trusts in our 2019 Trust Seminar. Here is a short check list of the top points you need to know...

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Trust Act 2019 – What it means for you?

The long-standing Trust bill has now become the Trust Act 2019 which comes into effect 30 January 2021. In the new act there is an important change to be aware of, as we outline in our blog here…

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Google My Business - JUST DO IT!

In case you missed it, the online business world is now all about Google My Business (GMB). If you haven’t got your business profile page sorted by now then you could be missing out on business so just do it!VGMB is a free social media platform which…

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Free Workshop - Xero for Intermediate Users

A special thanks to Johann Ryu and Ankur Baggan who came down from Xero Head Office in Auckland to host our August workshop, "Xero for Intermediate Users". We really appreciated them taking the time to share their knowledge & advice with us, and we had a…

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Changes to IRD Use of Money Interest

Important note – due to new Inland Revenue rules, if you make a late Provisional Tax payment then you may be charged Use of Money Interest (UOMI) and will also be charged interest on Terminal Tax amounts not due until 7th of April - read more below to…

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Bed tax would put Kiwis out of pocket, says tourism body

The prospect of a bed tax is polarising the tourism industry, despite both sides acknowledging local authorities need more support. The Productivity Commission's draft report found councils under pressure from tourism should be able to charge visitors…

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Marketing Workshop All About Results

Both our clients & chartered accountant team were impressed with the Marketing Workshop facilitated by Chantelle Laurent from Formula One Results Ltd. A number of attendees commented that they now had a list of activities they wanted to do for improving…

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