Wanaka

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


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


Plastic bag ban: is your business ready?

Date: 17th March 2019

As you are probably aware, mainstream supermarkets in New Zealand have made a shift away from providing customers with single use plastic shopping bags and as of 1 July 2019


All new Xero Expenses

Date: 17th July 2018

The all new Xero Expenses is here, making it simpler to claim expenses and giving you valuable insights into spending patterns. The purpose of Xero Expenses is to improve the


Families to receive increased support

Date: 26th June 2018

While many families in the Queenstown Lakes region are benefiting from increases in tourism and a generally buoyant economy, there are some who may be feeling the pinch. Whether it’s


Increased attention given to Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT)

Date: 19th June 2018

Given the importance of keeping your PAYE and GST record-keeping and payments in order, it might be tempting to think that Fringe Benefit Tax, or FBT, is a relatively minor


Airbnb injects $90m into Queenstown & Wanaka’s economies

Date: 14th June 2018

Guests staying in short stay holiday accommodation provided by the online platform Airbnb, contributed around $88.6 million to the Queenstown Lakes District economy in 2017. This is according to a


Wider eligibility for family tax credits

Date: 15th May 2018

Families on low-middle incomes with dependent children could see an increase in their Working for Families tax credit in future income tax returns. A higher payment rate and widening of


Ready, AIM… fire!

Date: 19th April 2018

The new financial year brings with it a new option for paying provisional tax, the Accounting Income Method (AIM). This new ‘pay as you go’ income tax method is a


Get ready for End of Financial Year!

Date: 16th March 2018

With 31st March looming, it’s time to start thinking about getting your accounts ready to hand over to your accountant so here’s a handy End of Financial Year Checklist to


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