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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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Lots of Learnings 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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Trust Act 2019 – What it means for you?

The long-standing Trust bill has now become the Trust Act 2019 which comes into effect 30 January 2021. In the new act there is an important change to be aware of, as we outline in our blog here…

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Google My Business - JUST DO IT!

In case you missed it, the online business world is now all about Google My Business (GMB). If you haven’t got your business profile page sorted by now then you could be missing out on business so just do it!VGMB is a free social media platform which…

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Free Workshop - Xero for Intermediate Users

A special thanks to Johann Ryu and Ankur Baggan who came down from Xero Head Office in Auckland to host our August workshop, "Xero for Intermediate Users". We really appreciated them taking the time to share their knowledge & advice with us, and we had a…

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Changes to IRD Use of Money Interest

Important note – due to new Inland Revenue rules, if you make a late Provisional Tax payment then you may be charged Use of Money Interest (UOMI) and will also be charged interest on Terminal Tax amounts not due until 7th of April - read more below to…

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Bed tax would put Kiwis out of pocket, says tourism body

The prospect of a bed tax is polarising the tourism industry, despite both sides acknowledging local authorities need more support. The Productivity Commission's draft report found councils under pressure from tourism should be able to charge visitors…

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Marketing Workshop All About Results

Both our clients & chartered accountant team were impressed with the Marketing Workshop facilitated by Chantelle Laurent from Formula One Results Ltd. A number of attendees commented that they now had a list of activities they wanted to do for improving…

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IRD Reporting Requirements for Trusts

CRS and FATCA Compliance for 30 June 2019 If you have come across the acronyms CRS and FATCA, possibly from correspondence from banks and investment advisors and have no idea what this means, this blog will hopefully demystify it for you.

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Graeme Cullen

It is with great sadness that I let you know Graeme Cullen passed away on the 2nd of May. It was a great privilege to know Graeme and experience his great “turbo-charged” enthusiasm for life and the people around him. Our deepest sympathies go out to…

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Accountant warns accidental tax refund will likely have to be paid back

[As published by NZ Herald, 29-April] An accountant is warning people to be wary if they received an "accidental tax refund" over the Easter/ Anzac holiday period and says it is likely the money will have to be paid back to the tax department. Jason Topp…

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