COVID-19 Level 2: Returning to the Office!

We are pleased to report that our lockdown plans were a success and we have been very busy!  It’s time to get back to our office now and we will be there from Monday 18th May. Our first priority is to make sure that our staff and visitors are safe. Some of our staff will continue […]

COVID-19: Money In Your Pocket And A Few Reminders

Small Business Cashflow Scheme (SBCS)  Applications open today 12 May. If your business was eligible for the Wages Subsidy, then it is also eligible for this loan. We are not permitted to apply for this on your behalf, but you must apply through MyIR. We have set out some details below, and include the link […]

Miller Johnson – April 2020 Newsletter

Good morning, We have now reached the end of the 19/20 financial year!  In these rather surreal times, we hope that you are keeping safe. The team are managing well – we are almost fully operational and ironing out the glitches and look forward to working with you in this new financial year. Link to […]

Miller Johnson – March 2020 Newsletter

Good morning, It’s March already – the last month of the financial year! This month’s newsletter holds some practical information about COVID-19, the new coronavirus, as it starts to impact life in NZ. We have also included some end of year tips and thoughts.  If you haven’t completed your affairs for the 2019 year, or […]

Miller Johnson – December 2019 Newsletter

Christmas Closure: Our office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 20th December and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Tax Letters: We will be sending out Tax letters shortly.  These are for clients who have provisional tax payments due on 15th January […]

End of year tax planning

A comprehensive list of pre-end of year actions to consider

Coronavirus and what it means for employers

Coronavirus status in New Zealand

Employment Legislation Changes – 6 May 2019

Employers are required by law to have written employment agreements in place for all employees.  It might be a good time to review your existing employment agreements. From 6 May 2019, failure to provide a written employment agreement will be an offence. The infringement fee for a breach of this nature is $1,000. 90 day […]

Employment Legislation Changes – 1 April 2019

As of 1 April 2019: The minimum wage rate for adults has increased from $16.50 to $17.70 gross per hour. Employees who have completed 6 months continuous service with their current employer are entitled to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave per year. Please be aware that this is each year, so an onerous […]

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

The NZ government responded yesterday to the Tax Working Group report on the NZ tax system. While repudiation (for now) of the proposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) grabbed the headlines, the other 90-something clauses also received a response. Not much to look at here, folks. But in case you are interested, have a read: http://taxpolicy.ird.govt.nz/…/2019-04-17-government-respon… However don’t […]

Do you own rental properties?

If you gain income from rentals, be aware you need to comply with new rules. On 1 October 2016 changes to the Residential Tenancies Regulations came into force to reflect new standards on insulation. Standards New Zealand’s ‘Energy efficiency – Installing bulk thermal insulation in residential buildings’ provide extended guidelines for insulation installers and building […]

Heartbleed

Recently, you may have seen or heard information about an internet-wide security vulnerability called ‘Heartbleed’. Heartbleed affects the OpenSSL framework which is used by many websites to privately send data to and from an internet server. We have been assured by Xero, Banklink, MYOB and iFirm that they do not feel they have been affected. However, we encourage all clients to change your passwords immediately as a security measure.
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