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Articles - 28 01 2020

Technology hacks for time poor business people

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 time smart? Time management and productivity is a hot topic in any business, and luckily there are some very accessible solutions in this technology driven age.

Articles - 28 11 2019

Managing Millennials in Business

If you have a business, it is a safe bet that you employ millennials, and are likely to hire more. They are rapidly becoming the labour market’s biggest pool. Millennials have developed a bad reputation - entitled, uncommitted, difficult - but that doesn’t have to be your experience. Up your millennial management game and see good results, not social stereotypes.

Articles - 25 11 2019

Declare it all. Or risk everything. - IRD

Tradies who do undeclared cash jobs can be hit with tax penalties, or criminal convictions that could lead to prison – costing them their business and their income.

Articles - 30 10 2019

Public Holidays - to Pay or not to Pay

There always seems to be a bit of trepidation when it comes to payment for public holidays and rightly so as it gets confusing when you have staff on different arrangements and working different times and days. For ease of reference, we are splitting this article over two months, as we are going to try and simplify the rules for you.

Articles - 16 09 2019

Tax saving strategies for agricultural business

There are long-held misconceptions about how to save tax. Here are some ideas that work and some that don’t. If the tax saving involves spending more money than made, then any decision must be in conjunction with your cashflow forecast to ensure you don’t run short of cash at crucial times of the year.

Articles - 05 09 2019

Better Management Practice

Clear expectations for employees are key for staff to reach their potential for your business. Employees need to know exactly what’s expected of them and inspiring high performance starts with establishing clear expectations and goals. Understanding and, where possible, agreeing to expectations should be part of an employee’s induction.

Articles - 29 08 2019

Triangular Employment Relationships

The main effect of the changes for Agencies and Clients is that if an employee of the Agency raises a personal grievance against the Agency when the Employee has been on an assignment with a Client, either the employee or the Agency can join the Client as a party and the Client may have liability if it has caused or contributed to the grievance.

Articles - 12 08 2019

Ring-fencing residential property losses – legislation at last!

The changes apply retrospectively from the start of the 2019/20 income year, which is 1 April 2019 for most taxpayers. With Capital Gains Tax off the table, it would seem these rules are here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Articles - 27 06 2019

IRD System Upgrade Q & A

As you will be aware the IRD have undergone a significant system upgrade. With this change has come a few hiccups, one being that we need to reconfirm our Agency list to their new system. While we complete this, you may receive a letter (as per example) in the mail stating that PKF Poutsma Lemon (Paihia) Limited has “third party access to your information”. This letter is simply confirming that we are still your Tax Agents and are continuing to work with the IRD on your behalf. You don’t need to do anything but if you are concerned about the letter or any other correspondence you get from the IRD, please contact us immediately.

Newsletters - 30 05 2019

2019 Budget Day Summary

New Zealand’s inaugural “Wellbeing Budget” was delivered by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson today. Budget 2019 represents a significant change from how Budgets have previously been designed, developed and presented. It will be up to all New Zealanders to decide if the Government is focusing on areas they value the most.

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