News and Insights

News and Insights

Minimum wage set to change: what you need to know

Minimum wage set to change: what you need to know

The government has announced an increase to the minimum wage that will kick in from April 1. The adult minimum wage...
Mixed-use asset rule change explained

Mixed-use asset rule change explained

April 1 marks a significant change in the GST tax treatment of mixed-use assets. Taxpayers can claim 100% of GST for...
What to know if you rent out your holiday home or provide services online

What to know if you rent out your holiday home or provide services online

Do you rent out a bach on Airbnb or do some driving on Uber for extra income? Additional tax changes could...
Digital snapshot: The do’s and don’ts of ChatGPT

Digital snapshot: The do’s and don’ts of ChatGPT

Everyone is talking about the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT, a new tool that can do just about anything, from generating letter...
Your 12-point checklist to stay ahead on tax

Your 12-point checklist to stay ahead on tax

1. Contracts Have you invoiced retentions that don’t need to be paid until next year? If they are payable this tax...
Some common things businesses forget at tax time

Some common things businesses forget at tax time

Running a business is a demanding job, so it’s no wonder owners lose track of crucial things at tax time, such...
What policy changes might affect your business?

What policy changes might affect your business?

Our Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has his feet firmly under the table, so what major policy changes will affect your business?...
What property investors need to know

What property investors need to know

At this early stage, there will always be unknowns as ministers assess new legislation and review existing policies. One key area...
Fringe Benefit Tax exemptions you may have missed

Fringe Benefit Tax exemptions you may have missed

Last April, new Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) rules came into effect that could be relevant to your business and employees. Here’s...
How to deal with economic uncertainty

How to deal with economic uncertainty

With political changes and an economic slowdown to contend with, we're in pretty unpredictable waters. Here are some tips on managing...
Digital snapshot: the Xero app store

Digital snapshot: the Xero app store

Whether your business is in retail, farming, or finance there’s no shortage of digital tools to improve efficiency, productivity, and performance....
Your small business Christmas checklist

Your small business Christmas checklist

Christmas lists aren’t just for kids and Santa Claus. Before summer arrives, tick off our small business Christmas checklist to ensure...
FBT vs PAYE vs Entertainment Expenditure

FBT vs PAYE vs Entertainment Expenditure

    In the context of Christmas parties, gifts, and staff bonuses, various taxation rules come into play, namely the entertainment...
What new migrant worker law means for your business

What new migrant worker law means for your business

Do you employ migrant workers? You need to be aware of the Worker Protection (Migrant and Other Employees) Act, which comes...
Your business leadership checklist

Your business leadership checklist

Great business leaders come in many different forms, from visionaries like Apple founder Steve Jobs to big personalities like Virgin’s Richard...
What is a mindset course, and how can it help my business?

What is a mindset course, and how can it help my business?

Mindset courses can help you develop the right psychological attitudes to achieve success in your field or industry. They’re all about...
Five ways to improve diversity in your business

Five ways to improve diversity in your business

Studies show that diversity and inclusion in the workplace can lead to better business results. Here are five ways to enhance...
Time to review your health and safety plan?

Time to review your health and safety plan?

Good health and safety (H&S) practice is a vital part of any business, but when was the last time you checked...
Fair Pay Agreements – what you need to know

Fair Pay Agreements – what you need to know

New fair pay agreements (FPA) law came into effect on December 1 last year, marking the biggest shakeup in New Zealand...
The difference between employees and contractors

The difference between employees and contractors

  Does your business use both employees and contractors? It's important to distinguish between them as they are paid and taxed...
Uber court case

Uber court case

Employees and contractors, Last October, four New Zealand Uber drivers won a landmark case against the ridesharing app, which has them...
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