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New superannuation rate: are you on track for retirement?

Date: 17th June 2021

NZ superannuation has just increased – are you on track for a comfortable retirement? It could be time to start making a few changes that will set you up for

Optimise your KiwiSaver: remember the $521 government contribution

Date: 15th June 2021

Are you optimising your KiwiSaver contributions? A reminder that the government contributes 50c for every $1 you contribute to your KiwiSaver retirement fund, up to $1042.86. This means if you

Provisional tax: avoiding the pitfalls

Date: 14th June 2021

Keeping on top of provisional tax payment can be tricky! If you are liable for provisional tax and you don’t pay, or you underpay or pay late, you may be

Tax compliance in the construction industry

Date: 12th May 2021

Do you work in the construction industry?  Do you often do small jobs for cash?  As part of their education programme, the Inland Revenue have put together a useful guide on everything you need

Cashflow vs profit: what’s more important?

Date: 7th May 2021

Turning a profit is at the heart of running any successful company. But should profits be the only financial focus if you’re looking to create a stable, long-term business? Cashflow

Residential property law changes in 2021

Date: 12th April 2021

If you are a property investor or landlord, you should be aware of the recent changes to residential property law that have an impact on your income tax.  Below we’ve outlined

A sad good-bye to Sam Gordon

Date: 16th March 2021

Some news from us! Sam Gordon, who has been with us since 2008, is off on a new adventure . We are sad to see Sam go, but happy for

How Covid business support will affect your end of year financials

Date: 15th March 2021

Over the last year Covid-19 has changed many aspects of business – from how businesses interact with clients, to how and where staff work, to massive changes in supply and

Changing alert levels: latest Covid-19 support schemes

Date: 3rd March 2021

March 2021: It’s been a full year since we started feeling the economic and social effects of Covid-19. While New Zealand has weathered the storm better than other countries, the

Employment & tax updates in 2021

Date: 12th February 2021

In the coming months there will be some changes to employment and tax laws including the minimum wage increase, some proposed changes to sick leave and one-off COVID-related leave. There

Local community, kindness and other business trends for 2021

Date: 11th February 2021

Kindness was the byword of 2020’s lockdown. As the community faced a crisis together, a sense of goodwill and generosity extended to small local businesses, with a push to buy

Keeping your business afloat during an economic downturn

Date: 27th January 2021

When the future looks uncertain, what can you do to prepare and strengthen your business? Recent times have certainly shown us that the future path of your business can change

Planning your payroll over the holiday season

Date: 17th December 2020

Christmas is almost upon us and 2020 is, finally, nearly over!  Before you open the champagne, it’s time to consider your staffing needs over the holidays.  Depending on your industry

Small Business Cashflow Loans now available until 2023

Date: 18th November 2020

Are you planning for 2021 or beyond? Don’t miss the newest information regarding the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme.  The first cabinet decision of the new Labour government, which was

Cashflow Management Workshop – Free Event

Date: 16th November 2020

Cashflow management is so important, even more so during this turbulent year.   Join us on Tuesday 8th December for a repeat of this short and snappy workshop and let us

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