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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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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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A special tax code allows your employer to deduct PAYE at a lower amount, effectively paying you your tax refund during the year in each pay you receive. Are you receiving a salary or wage? Do you have investment property that generates tax losses? Do..

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