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Tax Identity

by John Rowe 24 Nov 23

At this busy time of year, I thought we could all do with a bit of humour. So I have written this tongue-in-cheek blog which I hopes brings a smile to your face. I have some exciting news to share with all of you. As an..

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  Year End Prepping

by John Rowe 28 Mar 23

As the end of the 2023 financial year fast approaches, you’ll want to get organised so your accountant can prepare your financial statements and tax returns as efficiently as possible. This will save you both time and money. Getting your information and documentation in order..

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  Trusts, Tax, and Asset Planning

by John Rowe 31 Oct 22

It would be fair to say that everyone wants to pay as little tax as they are legally required to, and everyone wants to protect the assets they have worked so hard to attain (e.g. family home, savings). So how do you do this? Should..

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Background   Over 80% of start-up businesses fail in the first five years. One of the tasks accountants in public practice deal with is assisting clients when this occurs. Liquidation is the insolvency process related to companies and formally deals with those going through this..

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There always seem to be people with a complete lack of integrity trying to scam the rest of us out of our hard-earned money or steal our private information (like passwords). Below is a copy of the latest scam I received. The email appears to be..

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Tax Changes Update

by John Rowe 20 Dec 20

This blog is a follow-up on my October blog about the new top individual tax rate. On 7 December 2020, the Labour Government passed legislation to implement the higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180,000. This comes into effect in 2021/2022 income year..

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With the Labour Party winning the 2020 election, they now are expected to implement their proposed higher individual tax bracket of 39% for income over $180k. This is anticipated to come into effect in 2021/2022 income year. This imminent change makes it an opportune time to ensure..

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Government Business Loan Scheme

by John Rowe 06 May 20

As part of the initiative to assist businesses suffering from the impact of Covid-19, the Government has created the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme (SBCS). Under this scheme, eligible businesses will be able to borrow up to $100,000, interest-free or at low interest rates, to..

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Business Borrowing

by John Rowe 10 Dec 19

Often business owners need to approach the bank for money, for example to put into their business. This is a perfectly normal part of running a business. However, there is something that many business owners are unaware of, which could jeopardise their relationship with the..

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