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Fully Funded Business Support Services Announced

We are proud to announce that as an approved service provider of the Regional Business Partner Network (an NZTE initiative), we are now able to offer two fully funded chartered accounting and business advisory services to help your business through this…

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Our REAL Team on Working Remotely

We put the call out to the REAL Chartered Accountants team to share their thoughts with us on their experiences of working from home. The result was some interesting insights and a few great photos too which we share with you in our latest blog post here…

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Maintaining Staff Engagement During Covid-19

One of the top engagement drivers for employees is seeing their work contribute to company goals. Businesses need to focus on employees’ emotions related to the coronavirus pandemic to restore productivity and belief in the business being able to achieve…

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Hubdoc Added to Xero Plans

From 18th March, Hubdoc will be included in all Xero Starter, Standard and Premium Plans. A Hubdoc link will be available in your Xero dropdown menu where you can sign in with your normal Xero login details and follow the steps to get started.

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2019 Trust Act - What you need to know and do!

If you’re protecting your family property in a trust, there may be changes you need to make before the new Trusts Act comes into force in January 2021.

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Holiday Pay & Public Holidays

Employment New Zealand published this excellent article on holiday pay for your staff and their minimum rights for public and annual holidays. Employees get a paid day off on public holidays if it’s an otherwise working day for them. If they work on a…

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Rental Property Losses - The New Ring-Fencing Law

Inland Revenue issued an official paper entitled “Ring-fencing rental losses” in March 2018 outlining the proposal to ring-fence tax deductions on residential rental properties so that they could not be used to reduce tax on other income. The new…

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XAP - Xero Assistance Programme Pilot Extended

There’s a growing need for mental health support for small businesses in New Zealand as shown from the results of the Xerio 2019 Small Business Wellbeing Report. As a result, Xerio has recently announced it will be extending the Xero Assistance Programme…

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Christmas Expense Management Without the Tax Headache

As we move into your budget/spending for the silly season, here's a timely reminder of the rules around entertainment expenses so you know what’s deductible and non-deductible before you fork out for your staff and customers.

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IRD Tax Code Changes for Secondary Income

Those people who have used a Secondary Tax Rate (ST code) to help offset tax bills based on other income they receive, will no longer be allowed to do so under the new tax legislation, the Tax Administration Act 1994. Further information about this…

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A lot learned from REAL Chartered Accountants Trusts Seminar

Mike Dorset from JR Legal joined the REAL Chartered Accountants team to share his knowledge and advice on Trusts as well as updating us on the new Trust Act 2019. We've outlined a quick summary of the key out-takes from his seminar here...

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NZ Trusts Q&A

Last month we had Mike Dorset from JR Legal give us an overview of trusts in our 2019 Trust Seminar. Here is a short check list of the top points you need to know...

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