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End of year tax planning

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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.