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Watch Out 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..

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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.  If you live in Christchurch or have property in the area please let us know if there..

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We have included some useful information from the Department of Labour (DOL), 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..

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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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KiwiSaver - 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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There are significant changes that the government has introduced that will affect nearly everyone, especially those who are individual taxpayers, part of KiwiSaver, or business owners. Read below to find out more. Changes Affecting Individual Taxpayers: The 33c in the dollar personal tax rate threshold..

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If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.

Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.

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  • Renovation do's & don'ts.
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