COVID-19 Wage Subsidy – Do I Need to Repay?

May 21, 2020

The initial wage subsidy application final deadline is 9 June 2020, and many NZ businesses received the subsidy in late March or April 2020. To be eligible for the initial subsidy the business needed at least a 30% reduction in revenue over a period of a month, or 30 days,… Read More

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Team News Update – May

May 18, 2020

As of Monday 18th May, our Q2 offices are open, all staff are back at work and looking forward to a bit more normality! Keeping Clients and Staff Safe Our preference remains for client appointments to be via Zoom, but we understand there will be circumstances where a face-to-face meeting… Read More

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Welcome to COVID-19 Level 2

May 14, 2020

We’ve moved to COVID-19 level 2 today.  The past 49 days of lock down have been an unprecedented experience for all of us.  What you have learnt about yourself, your spouse, your family, your team, and your customers over the past 7 weeks? Ann’s personal lessons from 7 weeks of… Read More

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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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