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Upcoming Changes to the Provisional Tax Rules

The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Act 2017 introduces significant changes to the way that provisional tax may be paid.  The changes to provisional tax payments will be effective from 1 April 2018.  The Act also introduces some business simplification matters. The calculation and payment of provisional tax can be significant

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Attracting & retaining your top talent

As we move through the start of 2017, the last year has seen many businesses across New Zealand face a variety of sometimes overwhelming, but always unique, challenges.  Through this, the ability to engage and retain valuable employees remains a critical risk for all, not only for the financial impact, but also as it adversely

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Year End Tax and Accounting Issues

31 March is just around the corner once again meaning year end for those with a standard 31 March balance date.  There are a number of tax and accounting issues that need to be considered and, if necessary, dealt with prior to the end of the tax year or close to the end of the

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New FBT Rules for Shareholder-Employees

One of the questions that we are frequently asked is “Is there anyway I can not pay FBT on my car?”.  To which our answer to date has always been “No”.  However, this is about to change for some taxpayers.  The Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information and Remedial Matters) Act 2017  introduced proposed legislation

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BVO Family Office

70% OF WEALTHY FAMILIES LOSE THEIR WEALTH BY THE SECOND GENERATION You may have heard the expression that “wealth is generated and lost within three generations”.  You may even know families where this has occurred. According to Financial Planners we work with, the main reasons second and third generation heirs whittle away the wealth is

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Technology

THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR IS A GOOD TIME TO MAINTAIN OR REVIEW YOUR ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. This could include: Taking a backup of the last financial year Ensuring your software is up to date Familiarising yourself with new releases or features It may even be worthwhile investigating alternative products. In recent years there have

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1981 SPRINGBOK TOUR – The Positive Side

BY ATHOL OWENS For those of you who are old enough, you may recall the divisions created in New Zealand society as a result of the 1981 Springbok Tour. I had several mates watching the game inside Eden Park while another good friend was outside demonstrating with the protestors against the apartheid regime in South

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Proposed Changes To Inland Revenue’s Administration System

The manner in which we interact with Inland Revenue (now known as IR) is likely to change dramatically over the next two years as the upgrade of IR’s IT system and associated legislation comes on-line.  IR’s broad objective is to reduce the amount of time and cost it and private business spends on tax administration

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End Of Tax Year Considerations

31 March is almost here and for clients with a standard balance date this means the end of the 2016 tax year.  There are numerous tax and accounting issues to be aware of at the end of the tax year.  Please contact us if you have any end of tax year questions about: Employee Remuneration

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