Q2 under COVID-19 Alert Level 2

May 13, 2020

On Monday, the Government announced a plan to move New Zealand to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on Wednesday 13th May at 11:59pm. As most will be aware, the shift in alert levels means many businesses across the country can now open for staff and clients with appropriate measures in place. As… Read More

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Post COVID-19 Office Trends

May 6, 2020

Today is Lockdown day #42 and NZ hopes to revert to Level 2 in another 5 days time… what will “the office” feel like after almost 50 days of lock down?! Many of us have worked productively and enjoyed working from home for the past 40 odd days. Technology allows… Read More

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Strange Times & Stranger Tax Planning

April 30, 2020

As a chartered accountant with 30 plus years business experience, I applaud the Government’s quick response to COVID-19 which has provided relief for Kiwi businesses.  But the quick response has also created a few snake pits! Snake Pit One (aka The Wages Subsidy) The wages subsidy was announced quickly and… Read More

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COVID-19 – Q2 Team News Update for April

April 23, 2020

Since the level 4 lock down began on 24th March, Q2 Ltd have been successfully working from home and maintaining normal working hours. We plan to continue working remotely throughout the level 3 lock-down period until at least 11th May. Our software is cloud based and we have procedures in… Read More

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Three Wave Thought Leadership

April 22, 2020

I was inspired by a recent podcast featuring one of NZ’s best thought leaders – Rod Drury, founder of Xero. He quoted the “Three Wave” pandemic model developed by Roger Dennis: Wave One is about how to keep people alive (now) Wave Two is about how to keep people working… Read More

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Insolvency and COVID-19

April 15, 2020

Under the Companies Act directors can be held personally liable for company debts if the company continues to trade while insolvent.  A company is deemed insolvent if liabilities exceed assets, or if the company cannot pay its debts as they fall due. The government is concerned that because of the… Read More

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