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Published 14th November 2019 by Keaton Pronk, McDonald Vague Limited

You wouldn’t pick a tradie on price alone so why would you pick an insolvency practitioner solely on this basis?

You expect your tradie to work to industry standards when working on your house or car so why wouldn’t you take the same care before you hand over control of a business to an insolvency practitioner, who will be dealing with your company, its assets, its creditors, and its stakeholders?

Published 16th September 2019 by KnowHow.co.nz

A significant number of clients over the last two months have been reducing their staffing levels in response to a weakening and uncertain economy.

Reasons for Restructuring
● Increases in the minimum rate from $15.75 in 2017 to $17.70 at 1 April 2019
● Anticipating the minimum rate increases in 2020 and 2021 (indicative rates of $18.90 and $20 respectively)
● Relativity pressure on wages as a result of the minimum rate increases and living wage pressure
● Increased regulation resulting in business decisions to shrink overheads, maintain profitability and “wait it out”
● A move to automation

Published 6th June 2019 by www.fullfocus.co.nz

Businesses that develop over time run the risk of not having all the things in place that make for a good business. This is especially so if it’s a family business. In the beginning it was you – self employed for the first time. Before you knew it there were others working alongside you. They may have been family members or friends, employees, subcontractors etc. This does not belittle where you’ve got to so far. Many businesses fail within the first 3 years of operation so you’ve done a good job to get to here.

 

Published 3rd December 2018 by Anonymous

The authority has produced a tracker tool to help members compare and contrast fees and returns more easily.

Published 19th June 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

The regional fuel tax will be collected at the distribution level, so will not directly affect our clients from the point of view of administration.Initially the tax will apply in the Auckland region but will be...

Published 19th June 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

If you are in the habit of claiming your vehicle running expenses based on your mileage, you will need to know the new rules. The 5000 kilometre limit has been abolished.

Published 19th June 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

When: Voluntary from 1 April 2018, compulsory from 1 April 2019What: Businesses will need to file payroll information every payday, rather than once a month.

Published 19th June 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

The annual student loan repayment threshold increases from $19,136 to $19,448 from 1 April 2018. That means the pay-period repayment threshold for salary or wages increases from $368 to $374 per week.Repayment thresholds determine...

Published 18th May 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

The three criteria for a finance lease are:•Period of the lease is greater than 75% ofthe asset’s useful life or•There is a right to purchase or acquire theasset at the...

Published 18th May 2018 by RSM New Zealand Group

The Australians may have cracked the problem of collecting GST on low value imports. GST is to be imposed at the point of sale.