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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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With the recent earthquake in Christchurch a lot of our clients have had their properties affected and it  is still is a big issue for Christchurch property owners.  We want to make sure if you live in Christchurch or have property in the area please..

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We have included some useful information from the Dept. of Labour,especially applicable to employers over the Christmas and New Year Period. You will find links to relevant guidelines and legislation below. So, what are the rules for the Christmas and New Year public holidays this..

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Going Down - IRD reduces rates!

by John Rowe 04 Aug 09

At last some good news out of Inland Revenue.  Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) The FBT rate for low-interest loans will fall from 8.05% to 6.41% from 1 July 2009. This has come about due to the continuing effort to try and align the rate with the..

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As in sport, we improve our performance by competing against others. If you run by yourself you will never know if you will win a race. The same applies to business. For example, suppose you operate a Paint and Panel shop. You might think your..

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Kiwi Saver - Changes

by John Rowe 18 Jul 09

KiwiSaver is a voluntary, work-based savings initiative to help New Zealanders with their long-term saving for retirement. It's designed to make it easy for people to get into the habit of saving regularly. Effective from 1 April 2009, changes were made to the KiwiSaver Scheme. ..

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In these tougher times we have noticed Vendors asking for early release of deposits before actual settlement has taken place.  If you have purchased a property and paid a deposit on the unconditional date, we would recommend you think twice  before agreeing (and don’t) to any..

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May 28 Budget: Summary at a Glance

by John Rowe 01 Jun 09

Last week, Bill English delivered the first budget of the National Government.  In it, he confirmed the deferral of the planned personal tax cuts in 2010 and 2011. This came as no surprise to many. We have outlined a very brief summary below of the..

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I would like to express my sincere thanks to yourself and the team at GRA / Cornwall Trustees for the services you recently provided to my Trust. You were both professional and expedient in organising for Skeates Law and yourselves to execute the conveyancing of my property into the Trust to allow the title to reflect the correct Trustee names at LINZ and on the local council rating system in time for my advertising the sale of this property. I am sure that you have a team supporting you that allows you to make quick decisions and for these decisions to be executed with accuracy and pace that provided such an excellent service to my Trust. This also reminds me of an old L.V Martin television advert where their motto was "it’s the putting right that counts" and you certainly did do this in my case. In return you have a very satisfied client who wishes to convey their appreciation of their experience. Kind regards - Pravin
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