The Hub Hornby takes out Top Honours at National Property Awards

August 1, 2018
Following the completion of its recent $75million redevelopment, The Hub Hornby was awarded Excellence and Best in Retail Category at the Property Council New Zealand awards held in June 2018.

AML Changes and How this May Affect our Business Relationship

August 1, 2018
Changes to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act) will apply to accountants and certain services provided to their clients from 1 October 2018.

Health & Safety for Small Businesses

August 1, 2018
Health and safety is vital for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Evidence suggests that in any particular industry, SMEs are less safe than larger businesses. SMEs may also find it harder to recover from serious health and safety incidents.

The Bitcoin Basics

August 1, 2018
The way Bitcoin works seems difficult to understand for anyone but a computer geek or financial wizard. However, it could determine the future of banking and it’s receiving plenty of attention from central banks.

Budget 2018 - Special Edition Tax Alert

May 18, 2018
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered the Coalition Government’s first budget yesterday. The focus of Budget 2018 is on public spending and infrastructure investment and there is very little in the way of tax announcements. Given the appointment of the Tax Working Group (TWG) in late 2017, it is unsurprising that there are few tax changes announced as part of Budget 2018. Any significant tax changes are instead likely to be driven by the TWG, which is expected to deliver its final...

Property tax changes & Bright-line test extended to 5 years

May 10, 2018
Property Tax Changes ... Labour is making good on its election policies with tax changes introduced in March that are aimed at increasing housing affordability. Bright-line test extended to 5 years The first change being the (much anticipated) extension of the residential bright line test from 2 years to 5 years. Intention of bright-line rule – buying for resale always taxable The bright-line test you may recall, was introduced to tighten up the existing land taxing provisions. If you purchase land...

Government consulting on R&D tax incentives

May 10, 2018
The government has released a discussion document seeking feedback on proposals to implement a R&D tax credit regime with effect from 1 April 2019. The proposed R&D incentive will be in the form of a 12.5% refundable tax credit on eligible expenditure available to businesses doing R&D in New Zealand. Board proposals The proposals are very much a work in progress, with feedback being sought on various aspects of the regime. However, in broad terms the R&D credit regime proposes: That...

Our new Christchurch Tax Director makes tax less taxing

April 4, 2018
Is tax working for or against you? The right advice can save time, money, penalties and last-minute frustration. Whether you’re a large corporate, SME, or high wealth individual, Maggie Jaques our new Christchurch Tax Director is ready to apply her knowledge and experience to achieve practical and pragmatic solutions and ensure tax works in your interests. “Even if you’ve just finished your taxation tidy-up for the last year, take a breath and refocus,” says Maggie. “There really is no better time...

Earthquake Tax Relief Time Limits Running Out

March 1, 2018
Many building owners in Canterbury may have taken the opportunity to defer tax adjustments that result from earthquake tax concessions. This would have occurred when earthquake insurance proceeds were paid for the full value of a building, as the receipt of insurance proceeds would have been deemed to have been an asset sale. After an asset sale occurs a tax adjustment called “depreciation recovered” is often made, which increases income in the year of sale. Shortly after the Canterbury Earthquakes the...

Our Clients: Mainland Football Club

February 22, 2018
Mainland Football is the second largest Football Federation in New Zealand, boasting 51 member clubs and more than 21,000 registered players in Football and Futsal. While the game has come along leaps and bounds in recent years, the challenge is to keep it growing in a world in which people view community sports very differently to how they used to. Chief Executive Julian Bowden talked to NEXT about the challenges facing community football in NZ. In a market like New Zealand,...
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