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2020 Law Changes

2020 has been an interesting year for many businesses. Between lockdowns, uncertainty, and government subsidies, it can be hard to keep track of other changes that have occurred. There are a number of new laws that business owners must consider - including privacy laws, healthy homes standards, and tax changes. Read below for a great overview of these changes, and don't forget - if you need advice about your financials, feel free to get in touch!Read More...

November 17, 2020

Check out my GOALS.

“It’s really important to set goals” Is a phrase that is tossed around frequently in business and planning. Don’t roll your eyes just yet, we know you’ve probably heard it a million times, but setting a range of goals will help you get through the uncertainty at the moment, and help you stay on track next year. Here are our top tips for setting your goals.  1. Understand that a goal is really more of a ‘guideline’Things change. Pandemics happen. And life doesn’t always go ac...

September 10, 2020

COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy

The government have introduced a further wage subsidy, primarily aimed at supporting businesses affected by the 2 week Auckland lockdown. If there are any of you though, who may commute to Auckland for business or are affected by Auckland’s shutdown then it is possible that you haven’t been able to work for the last week or so, so this could apply to you; Available to all businesses nationwide who have had, or expect to have, a revenue drop of 40% (due to COVID-19) for a 14 day period b...

August 21, 2020

August Newsletter

Trust Changes The new Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021 and are expected to result in a reduction in the number of Trusts in New Zealand. Many of the changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of beneficiaries to hold trustees to account. Broadly the new rules for every Trustee to abide by are;Know and act in accordance with the terms of the Trust – to invest prudently, not act in their own interests, act un...

August 3, 2020

Useful Links

GOVERNMENT Inland Revenue Department (IRD)Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE)NZ Companies Office Reserve Bank  ACCOUNTING Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of New Zealand (ATAINZ) SOFTWARE XEROMYOB NEWS Financial ReviewStuff.co.nzThe New Zealand HeraldWaikato TimesCambridge News...

April 26, 2020

Inland Revenue - No more cheques – pay online instead

From 1 March 2020 IRD will stop accepting payment by cheque, including cheques dated after 1 March. The safest and quickest ways for you to pay IRD will be online – either in myIR or through your bank.For more information on 'Moving on from Cheques' visit the IRD website HERE.Cash or Eftpos at WestpacYou can continue to make cash or Eftpos payments at a Westpac branch. However, from 1 July 2020 they’ll need to have a barcode to ensure the payment can be correctly allocated.Barcodes...

February 20, 2020

IRD Update your bank account details

IRD will issue refunds to your bank account, so keeping your bank account details updated with Inland Revenue means they can pay refunds faster.  You can update your details at anytime via  myIR. https://www.ird.govt.nz/tasks/update-my-bank-account-details...

September 8, 2019

IRD Scam Alert

Inland Revenue warns customers to be on guard against a new and convincing Tax Refund e-mail scam that surfaced over the weekend.The email is offering tax refunds and IRD spokesperson Sharon Thompson says it appears to be a very wide spread scam.Receiving over 900 reports over the weekend.  The email is pretty close to the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam.Be wary of embedded links also at first glance as “ird.govt.nz” can be included w...

July 22, 2019

We have relocated!

That's right, we have relocated - you will now find us at 13 Anzac Street, Cambridge.  We are operating from (What many of the local Cambridge folk refer to as) the old Cambridge Edition building - right opposite NewWorld Supermarket. The new premises has plenty of on street parking, so if you happen to be passing by – please stop in and say ‘hello”, we would love to see you....

March 18, 2019

Inland Revenue Update

From 1 October 2014, payments posted to IRD need to be received  by IRD on or before the due date to avoid payment penalties and interest. Cheque payments can no longer be posted on the due date.Also from 1 October 2014 customers will no longer be able to make cheque payments or drop off returns or forms at Westpac branch.IRD is removing this service from Westpac. You will be able to continue making cash and eftpos payments at Westpac. IRD are encouraging online payments. If ...

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