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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


Cromwell Cashflow Management Seminar – free event

Date: 24th September 2020

Cashflow management has never been more important.  Join us in Cromwell for this short and snappy workshop and let us help you: Learn the difference between profit and cash surplus in


Is your trust still relevant?

Date: 23rd September 2020

With between 300,000 and 500,000 Trusts in New Zealand, they’re clearly a popular way to protect assets. However, the Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021 and


Resurgence wage subsidy: are you eligible?

Date: 21st August 2020

Due to the financial set back to businesses brought about by the move to Alert Level Three in Auckland and Level Two in the rest of the country, the government


Cash is not profit and vice versa

Date: 10th August 2020

The purpose of a business is to make money, and that means you have to know the difference between profit and cashflow.  Net profit is what you have left after


Business insurance explained

Date: 23rd July 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and last year’s floods in Wanaka have been a timely reminder that events beyond our control will inevitably happen, and as the saying goes; it’s better to


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