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Are you undercharging for your services?

Date: 22nd July 2021

As a professional, tradesperson or contractor, it can be hard to tell if you are charging the right amount for your services, particularly if you’re in a niche industry. Costs


Tourism businesses: support, recovery & re-set

Date: 21st July 2021

As the New Zealand border remains relatively closed well into the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism businesses throughout our region are still facing challenges. Some are operating with


Paying tax on shares: what you need to know

Date: 8th July 2021

There’s been a boom in direct share investments since the lockdowns of 2020 with platforms like Sharesies, Hatch and InvestNow seeing thousands of Kiwis join up to buy shares. These


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


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