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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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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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Independent Earner Tax Credit

by John Rowe 25 Apr 09

On 1 April 2009 the Government introduced a new tax credit - the independent earner tax credit or IETC. The IETC will, from 1 April 2009, deliver $10 per week to individuals who earn between $24,000 and $44,000 and who do not receive a benefit,..

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Do you struggle to organise your financial and tax records during the year? Is your accountant constantly asking for additional information? Does your record keeping resemble a shoe-box? Getting your financial records organised is important, but many of our clients don't have the time or..

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To assist taxpayers through the recession, the Government has moved to provide some cash flow relief by reducing provisional tax uplift provisions and its use of money interest charges. The changes are available for the 2009 and 2010 income years and are effective from 1..

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