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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


Make a plan: get your business 2020 ready

Date: 29th January 2020

2020 has a nice ring to it – it sounds like a year when goals can really be achieved. Maybe it’s the year you’ll take the plunge on a business


Buying from overseas? GST now on low value imported goods

Date: 12th January 2020

Dubbed ‘Amazon tax’, a new law introducing GST on low value imported goods came into effect on 1 December 2019. Now overseas businesses that sell low-value goods to consumers in


Xero’s getting even better – with Hubdoc

Date: 12th January 2020

Following Xero’s acquisition of Hubdoc in 2018, you’ll soon be able to automate more admin tasks and say goodbye to manual data entry. That’s because from 18 March 2020, Hubdoc


Leadership and executive training in New Zealand 

Date: 8th January 2020

Leadership training for business can come in all shapes and sizes. If you have been a leader in your business for a long time, sometimes you don’t know what you don’t


A reminder on ringfencing residential rental losses

Date: 27th December 2019

‘Ringfencing residential rental losses’ – it’s quite the mouthful! And what exactly, does it mean?! It refers to a change in tax legislation that is likely to affect a number


Holiday season payroll & employment law: getting it right!

Date: 15th December 2019

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time of year filled with friends, family and celebrations. However, if you’re a business owner and particularly an employer, just like Santa


Four innovative Wanaka businesses

Date: 7th December 2019

People in Wanaka come up with some smart ideas. It might be the fresh mountain air and the inspiration all around us. People doing smart things inspire people to do


Technology hacks for time poor business people

Date: 30th November 2019

We hear it all the time from our clients – “we just don’t have the time.” We completely understand, we’re all time poor! But what can you do to be


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


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