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Changes to myIR GST service

Monday, April 24th, 2017

The IRD are making changes to the myIR GST service. All services will be unavailable from 3pm Thursday 2 February until 8am 7 February. During this time you will not be able to access any myIR Secure Online Services or contact the IRD through their call centres. So what’s improving? There will be a new…

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Xero Information Evening

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Thinking of making the switch to Xero?

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Claiming Entertainment Expenses

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Need clarification on whether your entertainment expense is fully deductible? Following is a useful table to refer to when claiming entertainment expenses: Entertainment Expenses Table 50% deductible 100% deductible Friday night drinks for team members or clients in the office. x Friday night drinks for team members or clients in the pub. x Hire of…

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Benefit Allowances (accommodation, meals or clothing)

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Benefit allowances are payments made to employees in addition to salary or wages, such as accommodation, meal or clothing allowances. Benefit allowances also include accommodation, meals or clothing allowances when provided to the employee. How to tax a benefit allowance The taxable value of the benefit (the difference between market value and the amount paid…

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Do’s and Don’ts with trial employment periods

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Your trial period checklist 1.Ensure the trial period clause meets legislative requirements: That the trial is for the specified period is not exceeding 90 days starting at the commencement of employment; That during the trial, the employee can be dismissed; That, if dismissed, the employee cannot bring a personal grievance or other legal proceedings in…

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