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Fresh range of measures to assist businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 16th April 2020

As of 15 April 2020, the Government has announced a suite of new measures to provide relief for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the action points announced is


GST considerations for converting your Airbnb property to long-term residential rental

Date: 15th April 2020

With the large stock of short term rental properties in the Queenstown Lakes District, owners are now facing the prospect of either leaving their properties vacant, or changing them to


How to code your COVID-19 wage subsidy in Xero

Date: 14th April 2020

It’s pretty simple. Go to: Accounting – Chart of Accounts Account Type: other income Code: 495 (or something else around here if 495 is taken) Name: Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Description: Blank Tax:


Tax relief for businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 9th April 2020

Tax relief and income assistance is available to people and businesses affected by the downturn in business due to COVID-19. If your business is unable to pay its taxes on


Limited 100% government funding for COVID-19 support from your accountant

Date: 27th March 2020

The government has released some limited funding for the Otago region to assist businesses with cashflow management and finance advice through a qualified provider. As accountants, we can help you


COVID-19 wage subsidy & leave payments: clarity around applications

Date: 26th March 2020

We are getting enquiries about whether clients can apply for both the wage subsidies and leave/self isolation support. Leave and self isolation support If you are an employer, contractor, sole


COVID-19 office closure: get in contact while our office is closed

Date: 24th March 2020

Our office is now closed to our clients and the public but we will be operating as per normal and we have built in systems to be able to support you


Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19: two webinars this week

Date: 24th March 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on health and business are evolving quickly.  It is essential that every business has a plan for dealing with this outbreak.  Here are two webinars and


COVID-19 Alert Level 4: additional support for business

Date: 24th March 2020

Yesterday, 23 March, the Government announced: New Zealand moves up to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 – Restrict New Zealand to move up to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, in


COVID-19: business support information documents

Date: 20th March 2020

Please find below downloadable PDF documents on Government support for businesses and employer advice regarding COVID-19, current as of 20.03.19: Wage and leave subsidy information 24 March 2020 update Business


Government support package for businesses affected by COVID-19

Date: 18th March 2020

We know you’ll be getting so much information right now about COVID-19 so please bookmark this page and know that at any point, if you’re concerned, you can reach out


How to prepare your business for COVID-19

Date: 16th March 2020

We would like to reiterate we are available to help business owners through this difficult time.  We have plans in place to work from our homes if needed so there


Xero Education Month: what we recommend for small businesses

Date: 15th February 2020

It’s Xero Education month which means that during February and early March 2020 Xero’s education specialists are running amazing webinars, joined by some fantastic external speakers. The content covers everything


Inland Revenue sends heads up to hospitality businesses

Date: 12th February 2020

Hospitality businesses have been in Inland Revenue’s spotlight recently. In late 2019, IRD personnel searched several Central Otago businesses and made unannounced visits to others, as part of its current


10 ways to improve your mental health & your business

Date: 5th February 2020

It’s no secret that running a business can be extremely taxing to our health. A survey found that 31% of people suffered from a mental health condition after starting or


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