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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 motorcycles) irrespective..

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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 DebtsIn order to claim a..

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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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