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IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESSES CASHFLOW

by John Rowe 27 Mar 14

Having got 2013's problems under control (as addressed in my previous blog), now is the time to make a plan for 2014 so it will be a year of reinvention and forward progress, rather than a repeat or worsening of the challenges of last year...

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I Have Debt With The IRD

by John Rowe 14 Mar 14

In March 2013 I wrote a blog about the heavy handedness of the IRD, and that their tactics were the leading cause of bankruptcy in New Zealand. At GRA we have noticed that these tactics are getting markedly worse, and we are seeing significantly more..

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There is a lot of talk about the current property boom in Auckland and how prices will continue to rise due to the high demand for housing. There are two ways investors can benefit from those capital gains, one less risky than the other. The first..

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Unitary Plan Tax Surprise

by John Rowe 17 May 13

Part of the Auckland Unitary plan addresses Auckland's housing affordability and supply. You'd need to have been living under a rock or in the far reaches of Siberia not to have heard that Auckland has a desperate shortage of affordable housing, as well as a..

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Inland Revenue has advised the new mileage rate for motor vehicles is 77 cents per kilometre. This rate applies to self employed taxpayers with up to a maximum of 5,000 kilometres of work-related travel each year. This applies to all motor vehicles (except motor cycles)..

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Incompetence? Dodgy dealings? Laziness? No - it's the IRD. If someone was running around hitting people over the head with sledgehammers just for the sake of it, you'd be right to be concerned. And concerned we are, because that's exactly what the IRD have been..

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At GRA we understand that you want to keep things as simple and hassle-free as possible. We understand that time is a valuable commodity. That you'd like to spend less time managing your accounts, and more time running your business and living your life -..

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The Real Year End

by John Rowe 01 Feb 11

We have just started a new calendar year but are running rapidly towards the end of the financial year. What we all want is to reduce tax and stress so here are a few tips to get you started: Bad Debts: In order to claim..

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Watchout For Email Scams

by John Rowe 14 Dec 10

Be careful and watch out, there are two new email phishing scams that have been reported by the IRD do not reply to them, see below for more details. First Scam Email: "We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your fiscal activity..

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