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Property - Current Lending Restrictions

Monday, 30th January 2017
In 2016 the reserve bank introduced new loan LVR (loan to value ratio) restrictions. In summary this means that: For an owner-occupier residential property the LVR is set ...
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Do you have Reliable Information to Monitor your Business?

Do you have Reliable Information to Monitor your Business?

Thursday, 6th October 2016
A business owner may have a variety of measures they use to monitor the progress of the business on a monthly basis. While some might be happy to use the closing bank balance at ...
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Mileage Rates for 2017

Tuesday, 13th June 2017
The IRD has announced that the mileage rate has reduced to 73 cents per kilometre for the 2017 income year. This applies to petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles. The rate for ...
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ACC - Don't Pay Too Much

Thursday, 30th June 2016
We continue to find clients who are paying too much in ACC. We recommend that you carefully check your ACC invoices before paying. While you want to make sure you have adequate ...
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  • Budget Update 2017
  • New Email Scam
  • The Changing Face of IRD, Tax & GST
  • Online Accounting Systems - Bank Balance Correct?
  • Updated Mileage Rates
  • Wheel of Life and more...
Portable Document Format (PDF) (383kb)
  • Tax Changes
  • 10 Years of Information
  • ACC - Some Reminders
  • Year End Information
  • Important Tax Dates
  • Change to Minimum Wage
Portable Document Format (PDF) (124kb)
  • GST De-Registration
  • Residential Property Tax
  • Annual Leave
  • Manage Business Risk
  • Important Tax Dates
  • GST Returns & Tax Payments
Portable Document Format (PDF) (351kb)
  • Residential Property Update
  • Business Growth & Cashflow
  • The Cash Economy
  • Personal Insurances
  • New Lending Restrictions
  • Employers Record Keeping
Portable Document Format (PDF) (349kb)
  • Tax Proposals
  • Rental Property Costs
  • Audit Shield
  • Monitoring Your Business
  • Having a Money Plan
Portable Document Format (PDF) (351kb)
  • Minimum Wage Increase
  • Imputation Credits - An Explanation
  • Overseas Income
  • Employment Law Changes
  • Plan The Year Ahead
Portable Document Format (PDF) (359kb)
  • ACC - Are you paying too much?
  • From the IRD - Undeclared Cash Jobs
  • Important Tax Dates
  • The Year in Review
  • Health & Safety Reforms
Portable Document Format (PDF) (376kb)
  • Residential Property Update
  • Mileage Rate Change
  • Cyber Bullying & Digital Harassment
  • Mark Up vs. Gross Profit
  • Employer Obligations
Portable Document Format (PDF) (350kb)
July 2015
  • Are you a Company Director?
  • Use of Money Interest Rate Changes
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Are you in charge?
  • Budget Update
Portable Document Format (PDF) (236kb)
March 2015
  • End of Financial Year
  • Employment Agreements - Do you meet the legal requirements?
  • Depreciation - How much can I claim?
  • Farm Accommodation Allowance
  • How is business tracking?
Portable Document Format (PDF) (433kb)
December 2014
  • GST Reminders
  • The Fraud Triangle
  • Annual Leave Calculations
  • Purchasing Equipment ex Bank Funds
  • Solving IRD Problems
Portable Document Format (PDF) (484kb)
October 2014
    FBT Reimbursement
  • Health & Safety Reforms
  • Time Management
  • Cheque Payments to IRD
Portable Document Format (PDF) (306kb)
June 14
  • Computer Scams
  • Investment Property Expenses
  • GST on Second Hand Goods
  • More Words of Wisdom
  • Donation Rebates
Portable Document Format (PDF) (322kb)
March 2014
  • Valuation of Stock
  • Bad Debts
  • Financial Reporting (Companies)
  • Employee Allowances
  • Credit Card Debt
  • Minimum Wage Update
Portable Document Format (PDF) (464kb)
December 2013
  • Latest IRD Focus
  • Business Analysis
  • Lending Money to Family?
  • Calculating Discounts
  • Employment Update
Portable Document Format (PDF) (331kb)
September 2013
  • IRD Refunds
  • Reducing FBT Calculations
  • Interest Times Cover Ratio
  • The 80/20 (Pareto) Principle
Portable Document Format (PDF) (196kb)
June 2013
  • Latest Changes & 90 day trial
  • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Interest Rates
  • Tax Payment Dates
  • Managing Accounts Receivable
  • Why Businesses Fail
Portable Document Format (PDF) (381kb)
March 2013
  • Latest Tax Changes
  • Mixed Use Assets
  • Saving Interest on Loans
  • Business Financial Reports
  • End of Year Information
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December 2012
  • Entertainment Expenses & Gifts
  • Tax Payment Arrangements
  • ACC - Confirming what to pay
  • Working Capital
  • GST - Review of Calculations
  • Sorted Website
Portable Document Format (PDF) (422kb)
October 2012
  • IRD Activity
  • Director Responsibilities
  • ACC - Shareholder Employees
  • GST - Common Errors
  • Shareholder Changes - Tax Issues
  • Revised Mileage Rate
Portable Document Format (PDF) (384kb)
July 2012
  • Setting Goals
  • Depreciation Recovered
  • Working for Families Tax Credits
  • Mark-up and Gross Profit
  • Provisional Tax Uplift
  • Use of Money Interest Rates
Portable Document Format (PDF) (473kb)
March 2012
  • Year End Reminders
  • Tax Deductibility of Interest
  • Employers - Latest Changes
  • Company Imputation Credits
  • Tax Effect of Depreciation Changes
Portable Document Format (PDF) (116kb)
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