News and Insights

News and Insights

From Airbnb to boarders: What’s new for property owners?

From Airbnb to boarders: What’s new for property owners?

  Renting your home or bach online? If you rent a property for short periods, you need to know your tax commitments. New rules announced...
What’s new in 2020?

What’s new in 2020?

  Partnership Law gets a makeover: The Partnership Law Act 2019, which governs business partnerships ...
Are you a landlord? Keep up with the changes

Are you a landlord? Keep up with the changes

  With a third of New Zealanders renting homes, and some for a lifetime, it’s key to have clear, fair rules for tenancies. The Government’s...
Five steps to a healthy rental property

Five steps to a healthy rental property

  To boost the quality of rental properties in New Zealand, the Healthy Homes Guarantee Act was passed in 2017. If you’re a landlord, there...
New kilometre rate for claiming motor vehicle expenses

New kilometre rate for claiming motor vehicle expenses

  Are you using your car for business purposes? It’s timely to outline the process for claiming tax on your work vehicle expenses. If you’re...
Four-week checklist to keep tax time low-stress

Four-week checklist to keep tax time low-stress

  Week 1: First things first Talk to your accountant or bookkeeper. They’ll tell you what you need to do before 31 March including what...
Four top time-saving tips

Four top time-saving tips

  Not enough time in the day to get everything done? Try these tips to keep calm and increase productivity. Having a huge to-do list...
Rental losses ring-fenced from 1 April 2019

Rental losses ring-fenced from 1 April 2019

  The new law on ring-fencing rental losses is now in force, which means: In most cases ring-fenced deductions will be carried forward and can only...
10 inspirational podcasts for business owners

10 inspirational podcasts for business owners

  Spend a bit of time commuting or travelling for work? Podcasts are the new radio. Here are 10 free series that will educate and...
Protection with patents and trade marks

Protection with patents and trade marks

  If you’ve got a new invention, are launching a brand or marketing a new stream of business, it’s important to consider whether you need...
Pay your taxes by cheque?

Pay your taxes by cheque?

Five new ways to do it. If you normally write a cheque to pay for your taxes, it’s time to decide how you will pay...
R&D – is it for me?

R&D – is it for me?

  Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Introduce new revenue streams? Dig deeper into the science or technology ...
Five simple ways to finish the year

Five simple ways to finish the year

  Is less stress at the top of your Christmas list? For the sake of your sanity and the best interests of your business, follow...
Getting holiday pay right

Getting holiday pay right

Do you have staff taking leave over Christmas? Are systems in place to make sure everyone gets what they’re entitled to? Even if someone else...
New Trusts Act 2019:

New Trusts Act 2019:

What you need to do If you’re protecting your family property in a trust, there may be changes you need to make before the new...
New GST on low-value imported goods

New GST on low-value imported goods

Overseas businesses selling goods valued at $1,000 or less online to New Zealanders are now required to register for, collect ...
Business health check

Business health check

Cash flow is essential at this time of year, so if chasing late payments makes you feel uncomfortable, outsource those phone calls ...
Why closing the gender pay gap is good for business

Why closing the gender pay gap is good for business

On average, Kiwi women earn 9.2% less than men While the gender pay gap is smaller than a decade ago, a collection of top New...
The busy person’s guide to stress-free performance reviews

The busy person’s guide to stress-free performance reviews

How well are your staff performing? Do they love their job? Performance reviews, an open two-way conversation held once or twice a year, are a...
Property sales on IRD radar

Property sales on IRD radar

  Buying or selling a home? You’ll now need to provide your IRD number as part of the transaction process. The change will allow IRD...
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