Quadrant 2 – the important but not urgent

May 5, 2021

One of the most impactful books I have ever read was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, originally published by Stephen Covey on 15 August 1989. In 2017 when my accountancy business restructured I wanted a brand that was meaningful and that reflected my personal philosophy.  The name “Q2”… Read More

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Bright Line Rules & Record Keeping

March 31, 2021

The bright line rules have been called a capital gains tax by stealth, designed to tax realised gains on residential property sold within a few years of purchase. The new bright line rules announced on 23 March 2021 apply from 27 March 2021 and are likely to trip many people… Read More

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Tax changes for property investors

March 24, 2021

Taxes have always been used by governments as a way of encouraging or discouraging behaviour.  That is why a packet of cigarettes currently costs around $38 in NZ. Recent governments have used the tax rules to try unsuccessfully to curb house prices and the popularity of property investment in NZ. … Read More

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Prepaying Expenses to Reduce Tax

March 10, 2021

With 31 March only several weeks away some business owners will be thinking about prepaying expenses to reduce taxable profit.  But care is needed to ensure that a payment can be deducted for tax purposes. Purchase of Assets As mentioned last week, assets with a useful life of more than… Read More

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2021 Financial Year End Checklist for Business Owners

March 9, 2021

With 31 March fast approaching its timely to check you’re ready for the 2022 financial year. Q2’s Checklist to ensure the next financial year’s financial and business goals are achieved: Strategic business plan in writing for next 12 months? Do you have a business continuance plan (Coronavirus specific), and is… Read More

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