Christmas parties, entertainment, gifts - and tax

December 11, 2020
With Christmas just around the corner, most businesses will be thanking their employees and clients with gifts or entertainment. While tax might be the last thing you have in mind, make sure you’re not caught out by a surprise tax obligation.

Nathan Breckell: What I learned about leadership during a crisis

December 3, 2020
My first year at Nexia had gone to plan. I’d settled into my role as Audit Director, we’d had some significant client wins and we’d doubled the size of the team. Then COVID struck. All of the business continuity planning in the world doesn’t fully prepare you for a unique crisis like COVID-19. While it’s been tough at times, this experience has also brought invaluable lessons in leadership, and I thought it might be useful to share them.

Preparing for an increase in the top personal tax rate

December 2, 2020
With the Labour Government’s record win at the polls last month, the introduction of a top marginal tax rate of 39% is a certainty. Labour is at pains to point out that it applies only to individuals who earn more than $180,000 per annum (or the top 2% of earners in New Zealand) and that the additional revenue raised will be used to help control debt and protect vital services, like health and education.

Jane Jackman's top tips for career progression  

December 1, 2020
Nexia New Zealand partner Jane Jackman recently took part in a panel session on ‘Navigating your career’ run by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. Following this, she has shared eight top tips for career progression with us.

Small business cashflow loan scheme extended to December 2023

November 30, 2020
The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (SBCS) supporting small to medium businesses affected by COVID-19, has been extended. Several changes have also been made so that it is easier for businesses to access finance.

The new Privacy Act 2020 - what's changing?

November 27, 2020
On the 1st of December this year the Privacy Act 2020 will replace the Privacy Act 1993, completing a lengthy overhaul process. The purpose of the act is to strengthen privacy protections, and to promote better risk management and earlier intervention by the organisations and individuals that handle data. Make sure your business has the right systems and processes in place to ensure compliance with the new Act.

Insolvency and Recovery: A 2020 snapshot

November 23, 2020
The Nexia New Zealand Insolvency & Recovery team has seen an increase in work in 2020 with new engagements almost doubling those in 2019. While the majority have been shareholder appointments across varying industries, we are also beginning to see the effects of COVID-19 and the strain it has placed on the economy.

Nexia supports the Canterbury Special Children's Christmas Party

November 20, 2020
Nexia New Zealand is proud to be supporting the 2020 Canterbury Special Children’s Christmas Party. It’s set to be a day of fun with entertainment, games, rides and toy giveaways that will put smiles on the faces of children who are unwell or come from very underprivileged circumstances. The SKY TV Special Children’s Christmas Parties in association with NZME are the biggest events of their kind in New Zealand for special needs children and their families. By sponsoring this event, we’re helping some of the most deserving children in our community.

Raising awareness of gynaecological cancer

October 15, 2020
Gynaecological cancers affects over a thousand women a year in NZ, more women succumb to these cancers here than melanoma, yet they are not widely discussed. We were honoured to have Bryony Simcock speak at our event "Raising the Awareness of Gynaecological Cancer", she is one of two gynae-oncologists who care for women in the South Island.

Governance in a time of crisis - war stories from the boardroom

September 24, 2020
On Tuesday we hosted 60 attendees at Nexia House for an IOD event “Governance in a time of crisis – war stories from the Boardroom”.
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