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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Maintaining Balance

February 24, 2021

Life is perfectly balanced and cyclic: night follows day summer, autumn, winter, spring sowing, growing, reaping, sowing intense periods followed by rest periods. A life well lived involves balancing the “mighty eight” – physical, financial, business, lifestyle, mental, spiritual, family and relationships.  We feel stress if we try to do… Read More

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