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IRD follows undeclared cash trails in construction

Date: 18th November 2019

Inland Revenue has declared its intention to get tough on undeclared earnings, aka, cashies or under the table payments. Recently the IRD has made a number of high profile visits


3 key NZ technology and innovation organisations

Date: 4th November 2019

There is an abundance of support and help in New Zealand if you are looking to take your big idea to the world. Those that have been successful are always


Eco chat, Wanaka

Date: 24th October 2019

Now we know not all of our clients live in Wanaka, but we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the cool community we live in by talking about some


4 ways to make your business cyber smart

Date: 17th October 2019

In the past year, CERT NZ received more than 2,000 cyber security reports from New Zealand businesses and organisations. The reported financial loss was over $5.2 million. It’s Cyber Smart


Employers: test your employment law knowledge

Date: 26th September 2019

As a New Zealand Employer, your responsibilities to your staff are significant and varied. Even as a seasoned employer, it can be challenging to keep up with and remember the


Client story: Together Retreat

Date: 21st September 2019

Together is a perfect way to describe what the transformational health retreat in Northern Australia, Together Retreat, is all about. It brings together individuals with communities; health care professionals with


Home-based businesses: what you can and can’t claim

Date: 4th September 2019

Running a business from home? Did you know that your business can foot part of your heating and electrical bills? Or that it can cover a portion of your rent


Insurance and health & safety for home-based business owners

Date: 13th August 2019

Ranked the easiest place in the world to start a business, it’s no surprise that many New Zealand entrepreneurs choose to operate from home. Businesses of all types are being


Stricter rules for property investors

Date: 6th August 2019

If you’re in business or real estate investment, you probably loved monopoly growing up. Maybe you had it figured out too. Barter or buy to get the orange street and


Start up and stay up: testing your business idea for indicators of success

Date: 28th July 2019

If you’re the entrepreneurial type, you probably come up with a handful of new business ideas every single day. But before you dive headfirst into your latest scheme, there are


What you need to know about privacy law changes

Date: 5th July 2019

Proposed privacy changes are expected to become law before the end of the year. If your business collects, stores or uses personal information about your clients, customers or employees, you


Sustainable initiatives good for business and the planet

Date: 12th June 2019

It is increasingly recognised that sustainable investment is good for business and that investors do not necessarily have to choose between returns and positive impact. In fact, there are many


Meet our business apps specialist

Date: 17th May 2019

Meet Josh Wilson, a Sidekick Director, and our Business Apps specialist. He focuses on finding solutions for clients, whether that’s using the current system you have more efficiently, or helping


GST to be charged on low value imported goods

Date: 14th May 2019

Since 2016, GST has been collected on online services and intangibles bought from overseas such as software downloads, e-books, legal and accounting advice, and streamed movies and music. Now the government is


Inland Revenue website & tax systems upgraded

Date: 28th April 2019

If you’ve logged into Inland Revenue online in the last few days, you’ll have noticed a big change. A shiny new website. But that’s only part of the changes that


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